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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...
Oct 08, 2014
Actually, it is moose and lice, I believe. We have seen both in the last few days, which explains where I've been. First, the moose: This lovely cow hung out by us, and then her boyfriend showed up... Read More...
Oct 05, 2014
We woke up in the dark to go moose hunting, but the rain was so relentless, decided against it. Moose are smart enough to hunker down in this weather. I went back to bed and slept until 7, and I was... Read More...
Oct 02, 2014
I just came in from a brisk (ice on the puddles frost on the meadow) moose hunt, and have time for coffee and breakfast before heading to KHNS for the country show http://khns.org/ 1-3pm. (You can... Read More...
Sep 30, 2014
Wow, what a storm blew through this morning. The sky turned dark and then green, the ash trees shook and bent and the leaves tore right off.  I said it looked like a thunderstorm, but Chip said it... Read More...
Sep 29, 2014
I don't think it could have gotten any wetter moose hunting. The water was not only falling from the sky it was bubbling up out of the ground. My guess is that September will be the 4th month in a... Read More...
Sep 26, 2014
We have been moose hunting, and that means away from electricity and cell service even. ( I read a good article about wilderness rescues being more common now that there are more devices to call for... Read More...
Sep 22, 2014
What with the storm yesterday (raining sideways, blowing about 50) even Pearl wouldn't walk, and I only left the house twice, to take my son to the ferry and for church. For a small congregation... Read More...
Sep 21, 2014
Haines moose hunting is 90% watching, waiting, luck and thinking about stuff you don't usually have time for-- and 10% everything else, like the shooting part-- so you don't have to worry about... Read More...
Sep 21, 2014
"When we start at the center of ourselves, we discover something worthwhile extending toward the periphery of the circle. We find again some joy in the now, some peace in the here, some love in... Read More...
Sep 16, 2014
  I had a note yesterday from our neighborhood basketball star, former  UAA standout Kyle Fossman, who asked if there was anything happening in Haines besides the annual moose hunt (it opened... Read More...
Sep 16, 2014
I keep catching myself saying, "I just want my normal life back." Then, I imagine that I can wake up and workout, have a nice breakfast with Chip, chat with you all a minute, then walk the dog, make... Read More...
Sep 14, 2014
"I could recite parts of the Baltimore Catechism in my sleep. Do I believe those words? I don't know. What I do believe are those guidelines that do not vary from faith to faith, that are as true of... Read More...
Sep 11, 2014
It's Chip's 58th birthday today, and of course it's hard not to recall the day when his birthday became one of those benchmarks of history. It was sunny then, a beautiful morning, and we were... Read More...
Sep 08, 2014
It was always hard to get a picture of Phoebe, as she kept her distance, yet was always nearby. She has been pretty sick for four or five days, and this morning she died. She was about sixteen,... Read More...
Sep 07, 2014
"Where saints and angels dwell above, All hearts are knit in holy love; O bind in us that heavenly chain, Give peace, O God, give peace again." -- The hymn "O God of love, O King of peace" , words... Read More...
Sep 04, 2014
This morning at 6:30 after my three choir boys said goodbye, Jerusa, Godfrey and Trevor joined the rest of the African Children's Choir on the sidewalk in front of the Presbyterian Church and sang an... Read More...
Sep 02, 2014
I am hanging out with the stars of the show tonight at the Chilkat Center. I am used to hosting entertainers,  and catering to the needs of singers. Bluesman John Hammond liked fresh, yellow, un-... Read More...
Aug 31, 2014
Here's how life changes for 12-15 years in one choice. (For the better, I mean) : I walk Pearl on the beach, meet my friend Beth and her dog Lucy, and they have already picked up John walking his dog... Read More...
Aug 28, 2014
     
Aug 25, 2014
Chip asks me that every Monday--  This week things will gradually return to normal some more. He is weight bearing to 20 percent on the right leg, riding an exercise bike a little bit (ten-fifteen... Read More...
Aug 24, 2014
In the 1850s, a long time before Facebook, Twitter, email, NYTimes.com and CNN, Henry David Thoreau was worried about how often his neighbors checked their mail and read the newspaper (once a week... Read More...
Aug 21, 2014
I like to imagine the bear families silently padding past the house while I'm sleeping. There's a path through the grass in the yard, and a place where it's flattened, where they took a nap. The... Read More...

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