Heather's Blog

Jun 23, 2015
My mother used to say that my quiet husband (especially around his in-laws) didn't say much, but what he said was "pithy." I thought about that when on Sunday morning Chip looked at the Fort Seward... Read More...
Jun 21, 2015
A year ago on Father's Day, the day after the annual Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay, we were at Harborview trauma center in Seattle and a team of doctors were figuring out how to put Chip... Read More...
Jun 17, 2015
Well, this a first-- my walking pal and I were too busy this morning to meet at the same time and walk the dogs together-- she had to make breakfast in two shifts for her house guests, Chip and I... Read More...
Jun 16, 2015
I went to Pizza Joe Parnell's harbor expansion informational meeting last night. (He took it on himself as a concerned citizen to hold a town hall style meeting that the Borough powers felt was not... Read More...
Jun 11, 2015
 Two huge Holland America Line ships, with about 3,000 people on each, alternate weekly Wednesday dockings here until October, the Oosterdam and the Zaandam. (In Haines where we are challenged by... Read More...
Jun 08, 2015
John and Denise exchanged wedding vows in John's pole barn -- (You should have seen it a few days ago-- his twin brother said.-- He had about four vehicles in here, boats, tools, supplies--) John is... Read More...
Jun 07, 2015
"The world is full of happiness, and plenty to go round, if only you are willing to take the kind that comes your way."-- Jean Webster
Jun 05, 2015
On the cruise ship the other day, after I went through the  Haines Borough harbor security check, and handed the ship security man my passport which he locked in a cupboard and exchanged for a guest... Read More...
Jun 02, 2015
I will be staying put for a while. There's a day trip to Skagway to sign books at the bookstore there next week I think-- (I'll let you know what day, when I do), and Sitka in September, and... Read More...
May 27, 2015
I arrived home a few hours before a full house for beerfest weekend and my son's 26th birthday, which he flew home for. I've decided that the Haines beerfest (technically The 23rd Annual Great Alaska... Read More...
May 22, 2015
It is so nice to be home-- I sort of jumped in with both feet and have a very full house this weekend. All five of my children will be home at once-- and all five grandchildren. No, it's not... Read More...
May 13, 2015
It's been a flurry of a few days at home-- the sun, the garden, the family, the laundry and the construction-- the bedroom is more or less done, but the bath room is still wrapped in visqueen and... Read More...
May 10, 2015
My Dad always used to say it's nice to go away but nicer to come home. I'm not even sure how nice is it is to travel, since I prefer to stay put. I am not an adventurer. My father traveled a lot (... Read More...
May 04, 2015
Actually, it's more like in the sky-- to-ing and fro-ing. Palmer was great Saturday, Fireside books is a terrific store, and it was really neat to see how the bookstore, a cafe, some shops, and the... Read More...
Apr 30, 2015
I spent an hour and half on a wonderful blog-- full of love and gratitude for the library  board and staff and Friends who made me feel like a lemon queen at the launch-- and for all of you who came... Read More...
Apr 28, 2015
Today is the publication date for Find the Good, which means it's for sale everywhere-- I hope. I also saw the audio book, they arrived at the Babbling Book store in Haines last week, but I haven't... Read More...
Apr 27, 2015
Tomorrow (April 28th) is the big book launch day, and the party at the Haines library 5-7, and then I'm off on tour Friday, first in Palmer at Fireside Books on Saturday, then Powell's in Portland... Read More...
Apr 23, 2015
I am so grateful that the Haines library asked me to have my official book launch there and that it will also be the kick-off for LEAP (Library Expansion and Addition Project), the 10 dollar ticket... Read More...
Apr 23, 2015
How does "the author" spend the two weeks prior to book launch day -- April 28th? The flu and a colonoscopy! (Do not laugh.) I'm in Juneau, and had "the procedure" yesterday afternoon and (thank... Read More...
Apr 19, 2015
Since this has been a whirlwind few days, with my new book, Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-town Obituary Writer, coming out as a a kind of surprise-- I had thought it would be... Read More...
Apr 16, 2015
Old phonebooks needed Your old Phonebook donations will be appreciated at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. As enrichment we have been giving our raptors old phonebooks to tear up and they seem to... Read More...
Apr 15, 2015
  It's here! The Find the Good tour schedule for the spring tour is done- I will post it properly on my site too, but know some of you are planning your May and would like a head's up. Also, the May... Read More...
Apr 14, 2015
Can you tell I have the flu? "Whatever"? Honestly. I read an article about Ronald Reagan and dementia that said one researcher who studied Reagan's word choices while he was in office  concluded that... Read More...
Apr 12, 2015
I have the flu, I think. Achy, sore throat, nasty cough, sleepy. I came down with it right after an annual post-health fair check-up when I assured my new doctor that I never get sick, and that she... Read More...
Apr 08, 2015
The Mexican quintet Metales M5 (they were great, "fabulous" even as my friend Nancy would say) managed to fly out today in all this wind and rain. The little airline office at the airport was like a... Read More...

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