Heather's Blog

Nov 19, 2014
In the immortal words of my friend John-- who when asked, "How are you doing this morning?"-- Replied, "I'm glad I'm not in Buffalo." We were in Buffalo this time of year in 2011, when Haines got... Read More...
Nov 17, 2014
I have a new computer set up, and it's a little challenging for me to get the words out on it right, so far. My fault entirely. I am a creature of habit. Anyway, I pressed the buttons too fast this... Read More...
Nov 17, 2014
I've been humming that song by Nanci Griffith, the one about just another morning miracle. For starters the fire was still going this morning, and I made it to the pool to swim. I met the new public... Read More...
Nov 16, 2014
“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”  Thich Nhat Hanh in Being Peace... Read More...
Nov 15, 2014
It's 22 degrees and clear, with 7 hours and change of daylight, although dusk begins at 2 when the sun dips behind the mountains.  It's  pushing 8  0'clock now and and shaping up to be the kind of... Read More...
Nov 12, 2014
We have just under eight hours of daylight today-- but oh, what light it is-- all frosty and bright- and it is supposed to be clear all week. The nights are worth standing out in the yard for with a... Read More...
Nov 11, 2014
I'm home alone, my husband is deer hunting on the outer coast, something I encouraged him to do after he said he wouldn't be able to do the thing he loves most in all the world because he was still... Read More...
Nov 10, 2014
It's a busy week with all the Eagle Festival activities and more-- The annual festival begins today with viewing out in the preserve and a meet and greet at the Foundation this evening. Wednesday... Read More...
Nov 09, 2014
    "We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and... Read More...
Nov 07, 2014
At the pool this morning Leanne and I were talking about this week's crazy election results: Alaskans statewide voted progressively and liberally in passing three ballot initiatives that raised the... Read More...
Nov 06, 2014
I am in the process of moving stuff from an old computer to a new one-- and getting the devices to"talk" to each other-- but I may have lost some of your emails in the process. So if I haven't... Read More...
Nov 06, 2014
Caroline and I took the ferry to Juneau Sunday so she could meet baby James, and stayed until Wednesday. It was a kind of big being gone for that long-- as she said "three sleeps"-- away from her... Read More...
Nov 02, 2014
"You could use it to listen to something new, read something you're sure you'll disagree with, or stop and talk to someone whom you would otherwise pass by."-Scott Simon Yesterday I was cleaning the... Read More...
Nov 01, 2014
Halloween has come and gone, and I have survived. I am costume challenged, and easily spooked, so it has never been a favorite holiday for me, is that terrible to admit? Part of it is inherited, my... Read More...
Oct 30, 2014
In the mornings these days Chip does his  physical therapy and rides a stationary bike and I head out to the pool. (The early bird swim is 6-7:45 MWF.) "It's social," I tell him, and hope that's true... Read More...
Oct 28, 2014
On Saturday the women's choir sang "Precious Memories" and "How Great Thou Art" at the graveside funeral for Rowena Jones. Her daughter, Stacie Turner, asked us to just before rehearsal Thursday so... Read More...
Oct 27, 2014
First of all, it was a beautiful morning, the kind that even if you live here takes a minute to sink in. The kind you might not believe exists without a photo-- that still doesn't do it justice.... Read More...
Oct 26, 2014
"My grandmother used to instruct my mom ' Make sure you remember this. Close your eyes and save this moment so you can always come back to it.' " - Sara Loewen
Oct 21, 2014
Actually, I'm more of a jogger than a jigger, but you know what I mean. While I was away I missed a great wedding-- Joanne and Phyllis got married on the Port Chilkoot Dock-- and my friend Larry... Read More...
Oct 17, 2014
Well, we are all over the moon with little James Louis Lende Dorn -- all 7lbs. 12oz., 21 " of him---and especially all that red hair! I hadn't notice that before I left them to get some sleep... Read More...
Oct 15, 2014
Sweet baby James was born at 4:55 this morning. He came out yelling and he looks like his cousins, and everyone is just terrific. Labor was strong and swift and we are all very happy with the... Read More...
Oct 14, 2014
We are waiting for the baby's arrival-- he has passed his due date, but all is so well that there seems to be no rush on anyone's part-- We have watched baseball games at the Imperial Bar downtown. (... Read More...
Oct 12, 2014
  First, there is no baby for Eliza yet, and that's kind of nice, as I got to spend all day Friday with my teaching daughters at Juneau's Gastineau Community School. (And even rode the bus on a... Read More...
Oct 09, 2014
I called the terminal and tried to make a reservation for Friday's ferry, but it was full, and I couldn't get my car on. Same for Sunday. My choices, Joanne said, were Thursday or Monday. (That's... Read More...
Oct 08, 2014
I just checked the weather and saw this alarming advisory from NOAA weather in Juneau for Haines Borough and Lynn Canal :    Special Statement Statement as of 5:55 AM AKDT on October 08, 2014... Read More...

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