Heather's Blog

Mar 11, 2018
  "When our intention is to do good for others, and we nurture that intention, we can have faith, that in some way, often unknown to us, it ripples out."- Sharon Salzberg in her book, Faith.    
Mar 06, 2018
Blame it on the sunshine, or blame it on Manic March. But I showed up a day early for a funeral this weekend and a day early for a writing workshop today. When I told my dog walking pal she said, "... Read More...
Mar 04, 2018
"Belief isn't always easy. But this much I have learned- if not enough else- to live with my eyes open-- "   From Mary Oliver's poem, "In the Storm"       
Mar 01, 2018
What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours. I've been singing that all week, as the storms and clearing see-saw back and forth. Yesterday, as my friend and I walked our dogs in the snowy gales we... Read More...
Feb 25, 2018
"You shall love your crooked neighbor with your crooked heart."- W.H. Auden My favorite lessons are from Matthew's gospel. Blessed are the meek,  blessed are the peacemakers, and let your shine in... Read More...
Feb 24, 2018
Dear Lisa, It was nice to see the 'Find the Good' headline in the Empire today, following your speech. It's a great way to walk in this world.  I am asking you to lead the charge for sanity... Read More...
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...

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