Way to go, Jon! At the age of 65, you're nominated for National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year 2012 award, along with Erik Boomer, a youthful 26. (Jon Turk is on the left in the photo above.)
You've inspired this 63 year-old.
Unlike you, I'll never be the first to circumnavigate Canada's frosty Ellesmere Island, dragging my sea kayak overland for a good share of the 1,500 miles, risking death in ice-choked seas, encountering curious wolves and polar bears.
But you've reminded me that us geezers have a lot more living to do, regardless of our Social Security-eligible age.
There's only one more day left to vote for Turk and Boomer to be Adventurers of the Year. Do it. Today. Tomorrow, vote again. I didn't even check to see what the other nominees did.
Doing what Turk accomplished at 65 got him my vote.