Marijuana is now “legal” in four states: Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska. Yes, Alaska of all places! I had a hunch the proposition would pass even in a pretty darned conservative state like Alaska, that because we Alaskan just refuse to be easily categorized it seems. I remember when this one “flitted” across my brain. I was on the MV Taku with a bunch of my friends in the dead of winter and we were talking about salmon (of course!). Sitka author Richard Nelson was goofing around and using an Inspector Clouseau sort of French accent and he said “humpy” the way that Peter Sellers would have in the movies. Immediately this image popped into my brain and I scribbled it on a cocktail napkin (yep .we were in the bar at the time).