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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...
Aug 20, 2014
Is it a coincidence that I have walked down the same path nearly every day for fifteen years or so, and have never seen the root holding the big rock, bigger than a bowling ball, skyward, just a few... Read More...
Aug 19, 2014
  Oh my gosh-- Greg Brittenham, the former Knicks coach who has had a place here for a while, is the new PE teacher at the Haines School for grades K-12. I will let his bio from the school web site... Read More...
Aug 17, 2014
  "We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure, but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world."-- Jack... Read More...
Aug 16, 2014
Christy Tengs Fowler's show last night at the Chilkat Center was the latest best thing on an already can-you-top-this kind of summer of weddings,  festivals, the Fair -- even the rain is amazing and... Read More...
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...

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