Heather's Blog

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 like books and... Read More...
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. The rain has... Read More...
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.  The bigger question... Read More...
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... Read More...
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 play and just... Read More...
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... Read More...
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... Read More...
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... Read More...
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... Read More...
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... Read More...
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—... Read More...
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 Pearl and I right off the... Read More...
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!)... Read More...
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 time and patience, and... Read More...
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  and if Jim Wilson's... Read More...
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... Read More...
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... Read More...
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... Read More...
Jul 13, 2014
"The man who worries morning and night about dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in loving dandelions." L.H. Bailey, Manuel of Gardening, 1910
Jul 12, 2014
As in too wet to go out to cold to play ball.. so we sat in the house and did nothing at all. Actually, I had a long walk in the rain with a friend who had been at a family funeral down south while... Read More...
Jul 10, 2014
From the way to work with Chip-- I wanted you to see Joanne and Phyllis's restored fire house tower getting its finishing touches. Isn't it great? And the cruise ship, every Wednesday this one docks... Read More...
Jul 08, 2014
The news from  here on lower Mud Bay Road is a strange mix of local and universal, as the nature of care giving allows more time to click and view online, as well as time to watch the World Cup and... Read More...

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