Heather's Blog

Aug 20, 2014

Is it a coincidence that I have walked down the same path nearly every day for fifteen years or so, and have never seen the root holding the big rock, bigger than a...

Aug 19, 2014

 

Oh my gosh-- Greg Brittenham, the former Knicks coach who has had a place here for a while, is the new PE teacher at the Haines School for grades K-12. I will let his bio from the school web site speak for itself:
 
Having recently...
Aug 17, 2014

 

"We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,
but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world."-- Jack Gilbert
 
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Aug 16, 2014

Christy Tengs Fowler's show last night at the Chilkat Center was the latest best thing on an already can-you-top-this kind of summer of weddings,  festivals, the Fair -- even the rain is amazing and breaking all records. Her songs, all based on Dr. Phil's books, TV show, and sayings...

Aug 14, 2014

I just got off the phone with Yukon cookbook author and Canadian food magazine columnist Michele Genest. She is speaking at the library this Saturday, and I'm on the board, plus I...

Aug 14, 2014

Yesterday the sun came out and the wind kicked in enough to dry out the lawn to mow.  But now it is raining again.Everything seems a little unsettled from the weather to the wildlife....

Aug 12, 2014

When Robin Williams visited Glacier Bay, a few miles as the the eagle flies from here, he supposedly said that if this isn't God's backyard, he certainly lives nearby. 

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Aug 10, 2014

The Love a Life can show Below

Is but a filament, I know

Of that diviner thing-- Emily Dickinson

Aug 08, 2014

"Everyday I see something that more or less kills me with delight."-- Mary Oliver

 

  

Aug 07, 2014

My very pregnant daughter Eliza (she's due Oct. 9) and her dog Annie are on the ferry steaming up from Juneau for Melina and Tim's wedding, and so is friend Mario from Seattle-- the sheets are changed and rooms straightened out. I set up a guy named Tony and his friends out at the cabin...

Aug 05, 2014

It's a lovely morning at Portage Cove, isn't it? And time to get organized following the Fair break, when we all abandoned everything to party and socialize and volunteer and eat and...

Aug 03, 2014

"Everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest people ever lived have been telling us that for five thousand years and yet you’d be surprised how people are always losing hold of it." -  From ...

Jul 31, 2014

I like to walk and when the sun is out I have something good I can talk about... I know, terrible pun, and actually, I don't have much to say as I have a to-do list a mile long (although not as long as yours I'm sure. Everyone is crazy busy here with the Fair , fish, house guests and...

Jul 30, 2014

Everyone, it seems would be much happier with two things--  time and sunshine. A 36 hour day would be a lot more productive than a 24 hour one, and then there would time for summer-- and for tour guides to dry out and fishermen to sleep and gardeners to garden and us all to hike and paddle...

Jul 28, 2014

The good news about the rain, is that it feels like Fall, and when it feels later, the Fair doesn't sneak up on me as much. The other day I thought I may have already missed it. (No! It's this weekend.) But that's my life at the moment. (Garden produce and baked goods can still even...

Jul 27, 2014

From a poem, "Snow Geese", by Mary Oliver (her arrangement of words,  a little like geese flying, see?)

Oh to love what is lovely, and will not last!

       What a task

           to ask

of anything...

Jul 26, 2014

I had this note waiting in my email when the internet came back on:

"Helllloooo,

Last night Nancy dreamt anxiously that the Fair started today. And we weren’t ready…So, I’m in the swing of it now—the asking for desserts....
Jul 26, 2014

I meant to give you a wonderful update and some brilliant insights yesterday-- but then we had an earthquake so I couldn't. Really. 5.9 at 2:54 in the morning. It shook...

Jul 22, 2014

I am up early, as I had hoped to get to Morning Muscles at 6:00 while Chip was still sleeping-- but it was canceled as Marnie texted very early-- 5:30-- that she needed some sleep.  (Happy Tuesday!) There have been bears up on the hill in her neighborhood, and down in ours, and the...

Jul 21, 2014

It is now four weeks since Chip's surgery, and we are all settling in, in one way, and moving forward in others, and there is progress, all positive, but healing bones takes...

Jul 20, 2014

"So friends, everyday do something that won't compute. Love the Lord. Love the World. Work for nothing." -  from Wendell Berry's poem Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front 

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Jul 16, 2014

This morning, after noting that his left leg still has some cycling muscles, but that his right leg is a sorry looking little hunk of flab, Chip said, "well, it's good to go through these things now and then, because it reminds us how good shape we can get in." Then he said, "...

Jul 15, 2014

Since you are all no doubt wondering. He's doing great, but bones take time to knit. I've got him on nettle tea and Arnica, and salmon and garden greens, and rest. We both read Legends of the Fall the other day, and it's fun to talk about the same book. And we are watching the Tour...

Jul 15, 2014

So, I'm trying to get it together a bit, but this care-giving thing takes time. Still,  there are a lot of important meetings happening (just as the rain and fog have quit, of course.) But if you can pull yourself away from work, chores or sunshine for an hour or two the wizards at the...

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