I've been taking in a lot of the comparisons, from Mudflats for instance, of the Alaska political volcanoes and the Alaska natural volcanoes.
So far, I prefer the natural... though I don't know that the folks up in Talkeetna, Skwenta, etc., who are getting the brunt of the ashfall may think the same thing.
But explosive, ring of fire metaphors abound in this environment. One question:
Did anyone else hear the volcano guy say this thing could go off for the next FIVE MONTHS?
Really? He didn't really mean that, right?
UPDATE: Okay, not a real update, but I just saw this on KTUU.com:
Alaska Airlines has taken a chartered aircraft and four senior pilots to do some test flights to make sure it's safe to fly.
So I'm no pilot, but if I was, the last test to see if it's "okay to fly" would NOT be going up and flying.