Heather's Blog

Feb 20, 2018
So , I went to Hawaii and learned to surf. Sort of. Not on a board in the ocean like my son the real surfer does, but in my head. I'm still a beginner, but it's a start at least.  I decided not to... Read More...
Feb 07, 2018
I'm off to a warm beach. With my daughter and two grandchildren. (Someone has to babysit.) I will be back in about ten days with a full report and pictures.In the meantime, there is a lot to keep you... Read More...
Feb 04, 2018
"Kindness toward others and radical kindness to ourselves buy us a shot at a warm and generous heart, which is the greatest prize of all. Do you want this, or do you want to be right?" - Anne Lamott... Read More...
Feb 01, 2018
Community doesn't happen by magic, or wishing it so,  it takes people to set up the chairs at the meeting and put them away again, bake something for the auction or the potluck, to sing and dance and... Read More...
Jan 30, 2018
If the weather cooperates (which it hasn't exactly been all winter) we may see the super-blue-black moon tomorrow morning. The eclipse begins at 2:45 am or so and ends at 7. The peak is around 4:30.... Read More...
Jan 29, 2018
"Let us be joyful agents of change, full of the energy of the Spirit. Now is the moment to make change happen. Now is the moment God always intended us to inhabit."- Bishop Steve Charleston, Climbing... Read More...
Jan 23, 2018
So what do you take when the radio announcer- my friend Margaret- says there is a tsunami warning and the police want everyone to get to higher ground-- above 100 feet- NOW?    The dogs,my wallet,... Read More...
Jan 18, 2018
The stars are out this morning, the wind is cooler, and there is still ice underfoot but the beach sand is crunchy and frozen. Maybe the wetter days are behind us for a little while. The forecast is... Read More...
Jan 16, 2018
With all that's in the news, and yesterday's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I have been thinking about the ways we teach our children, accidentally and on purpose. So much of how we feel toward... Read More...
Jan 14, 2018
"The Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice;... Read More...
Jan 09, 2018
  The plan was to ferry home from Juneau Sunday or Monday. (It's a minor miracle that there were 7:00am ferries north on both mornings.) After a day with Molly and James, and my daughter and her... Read More...
Jan 05, 2018
The little dog Lily who was missing out on Chilkoot Lake was found safe and sound with much joy all around, which I take as a good omen for the first week of the year.  While the rest of the country... Read More...
Jan 02, 2018
The cold and clear weather made for a few perfect (well, it's all relative) days of skating to close 2017. And just like the year itself, there were a few lows, but such highs that I wanted to cheer... Read More...
Dec 22, 2017
It's funny that the darkest day of the year was one of my brightest. I've been running full speed on obituaries and borough stuff and family and the dogs and Christmas-- work-- the whole year it... Read More...
Dec 17, 2017
"Imagine you can disagree without someone being wrong." It's the third Sunday in Advent, and in the bulletin in church today there were some suggestions for loving our neighbors (and everyone else)... Read More...
Dec 14, 2017
The other night, as I watched the primary school Christmas concert in the Chilkat Center, when all the children in grades K-4 in our town were on the stage in that one place, all together, singing... Read More...
Dec 12, 2017
 I have been on vacation is all, cycling in Tucson with Chip for a week. On day three I said, "I feel guilty-- no borough meetings, no blogs, hardly any emails-- nothing but riding bikes in the... Read More...
Nov 27, 2017
It is Monday and it feels like Monday.    Up at five, still cold and lots of snow, the fire was out, the puppy peed on the rug, my drip cup of coffee imploded when the filter broke and hot wet... Read More...
Nov 20, 2017
Therefore encourage one another and build up each other. --St. Paul That was from the readings in church yesterday, and it echoes a little note at the pool that someone put on the bulletin board... Read More...
Nov 17, 2017
I had big plans for my week off of assembly duties, and with Chip away, and the family all well and not in need of much help with anything, and no obits and no deadlines. I am working on a TV show... Read More...
Nov 14, 2017
I once tried to write a column for Woman's Day titled "Decorating with Dead Animals" but the idea was rejected.  I think the editor thought I was joking. I never intended to display animal antlers,... Read More...
Nov 13, 2017
"The issue is not whether to stand firm or compromise but how to express our firmness. When we express it with poise rather than rudeness, not only are we truer to our better selves, but we infuse... Read More...
Nov 11, 2017
Poet Mary Oliver says praying, writing, creating, living your life in a meaningful, courageous, and as with most writers, a public way-- we stick our hearts out-- doesn't have to be the "blue iris"... Read More...
Nov 01, 2017
"People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back." --Alice Walker, The Color Purple My week has gotten away from me,... Read More...
Oct 27, 2017
"This is what dogs give us-- a connection. A connection to life on earth, to all that binds and cradles us, lest we begin to feel too alone."--Patricia McConnell  in For the Love of a Dog    

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