Heather's Blog

Feb 13, 2015
I would like to tell you something profound about how I feel today-- kind of warm and teary, to tell you the truth-  because 30 years ago this afternoon at 1 o'clock my daughter Sarah was born on the... Read More...
Feb 11, 2015
I've been saying that a lot lately-- it has been beautiful-- as well as "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph." And "Mother of God," because of the play.  I am Kate, a proper, pious woman. But sadly, things are... Read More...
Feb 08, 2015
From June Callwood: "If people were kinder, they would be happier. If they were happier, more people would be kindly. If more people were happy the world would be kinder. If the world were kinder it... Read More...
Feb 06, 2015
I have spent three days recording the audio book of Find the Good for HighBridge Audio Books at Betsy Simms' Studio A here in Juneau at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. (Once I got the part to... Read More...
Feb 02, 2015
The ferry from Juneau was canceled, so all the swim meet kids and the junior high basketball tournament kids are still here until today's ferry. James and his mother decided to stay until tomorrow's... Read More...
Feb 01, 2015
Hold a baby to your ear As you would a shell: Sounds of centuries you hear New centuries foretell.   Who can break  a baby's code? And which is older-- The listener or his small load? The held or the... Read More...
Jan 30, 2015
First, you need to know that the sun is out, and is supposed to stay out, and the ski trail is set along the Chilkoot River to the lake, and there's a big swim meet and the Dolphins could use more... Read More...
Jan 29, 2015
Finally snow! And lot's of it, relatively. For this winter anyway. The plow just went by out on Mud Bay Road, and we have yet to shovel out the house. Morning Muscles was canceled. Marnie said to get... Read More...
Jan 27, 2015
"Dancing at our time of day?" Is a line from the play Dancing at Lughnasa, that I get to say about it not being proper for the so-called "mature" Irish sisters, all unmarried, to attend a dance. "Do... Read More...
Jan 25, 2015
From poet Mary Oliver: "Every day I walk out into the world  to be dazzled, then to be reflective. It suffices, it is all comfort-- along with human love,  dog love, water love..."
Jan 24, 2015
I'm trying to learn my lines for the play, Dancing at Lughnasa, and it is not as easy as I had hoped it would be. Then again, the nightly hurricanes this week have exhausted me, and I have trouble... Read More...
Jan 21, 2015
I have had several notes from out of towners concerning the last letter about the Mosquito Lake School and what will happen to it.  After listening to everyone talk about how important it was, as... Read More...
Jan 21, 2015
I've been getting teased a bit about telling Borough Manager Sosa that hope is a course of action in Haines. It happened at the last planning commission meeting (I’m on the commission). We had just... Read More...
Jan 19, 2015
I have always wanted to write a country song. The good ones are poems that you can sing too, which to me is the perfect combination of my favorite things. So at yesterday’s adult dance and music... Read More...
Jan 18, 2015
"In the midst of a mighty struggle to rid our nation of racial and economic injustice, I have heard so many ministers say, "Those are social issues which the gospel has nothing to do with," and I ... Read More...
Jan 13, 2015
 Happy Tuesday.  Say it three times and make it so. Which will be challenging since it is raining and slushing. It feels like we are living in a cold shower lined with ice. The whole gripper thing is... Read More...
Jan 11, 2015
"Love shall be our token; love be yours and mine, love to God and neighbor, love for plea and gift and sign." --Christina Rossetti (From a Christmas hymn in the Episcopal Church Hymnal)  
Jan 10, 2015
Caroline calls it Mimi Time, as in "I think I need some Mimi Time" (her name for me is Mimi) and I call it Caroline Time, as in "I think I need some Caroline Time." She is almost five, her birthday... Read More...
Jan 08, 2015
Monday I was driving home from town in the bitter cold and wind, the kind that sends swirling dust and snow clouds down the road in front of school and Mt. Market and whips the flags at the fire... Read More...
Jan 06, 2015
The wind must have shifted just enough last night to keep the whole town up. Pearl was pacing all night long. It sounds like thunder and feels like an earthquake to her. Naturally, she's in deep... Read More...
Jan 05, 2015
Listening to the forecast is humbling. It's supposed to stay this windy (50 mph or so) and pretty cold (warmer, like 18) until Friday. They are playing hockey at the rink and the ice is good on... Read More...
Jan 04, 2015
"In skating over thin ice, safety is our speed." Ralph Waldo Emerson.  I thought of that line today, when Chip insisted the ice on the pond was thick enough, mostly, but may be a little thin at one... Read More...
Jan 02, 2015
Last night, over black-eyed peas, greens, and corn bread-- New Year's good luck food, we five women friends talked about faith, spirits, and a clairvoyant some of us had visited when she came to... Read More...
Jan 02, 2015
We are almost back to normal. With Christmas and New Year's falling on Thursdays the last two weeks have been kind of manic-- on and off again-- celebrate and get to it-- and today we are sort of on... Read More...
Dec 31, 2014
Yesterday, after a morning walk up to Lily Lake with old friends and young dogs, I did the afternoon sort-of-country show on KHNS. ( Think Willie Nelson meets James Taylor)  and I played "Stand... Read More...

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