Heather's Blog

Jun 10, 2014
I'm riding my bike today with a friend on one last long ride before the Kluane to Chilkat on the 21st. I find rest is good for me, and that I tend to overdo things-- so today-- 10 days out, is a good... Read More...
Jun 08, 2014
"I don't care how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. It's enough to know that for some people they exist, and that they dance." -- Poet Mary Oliver
Jun 06, 2014
This morning at 4:30 Jess and Kevin paddled a yellow canoe to our backyard from an overnight adventure across the inlet. Chip went out and helped them carry the canoe up to the driveway. This is what... Read More...
Jun 05, 2014
Chip is stretching on the living room floor, pre-bike, and Pearl is snoring up on our bed. (As soon as we leave it, she hops on and stays there until we return from our morning bike ride.) And I want... Read More...
Jun 04, 2014
The earthquake was at 3:58 AM  49 miles west of Haines, just over the mountains from my house, toward Yakutat. I suppose on a clear morning I could almost see it from here. It woke me up with a jolt... Read More...
Jun 03, 2014
It's a rainy morning, which means a day off from the cycling. I mean, why ride in the rain when you don't have to? We've had so many nice days this spring that a little rain is a relief.  It's a good... Read More...
Jun 01, 2014
"For today, each moment is prickly with detail and can only be made sensible by love."- John Straley from the poem "The Map and Territory of Love."
May 30, 2014
I am using an iPad, and the wi - fi is sketchy and I can only read about ten lines at a time in my text -- so please forgive me any errors and if you repost, maybe you will fix them for me? ... Oh I... Read More...
May 30, 2014
Yesterday morning by 7 I had already pedaled my bike up to the White Pass summit and back down to Skagway. This morning I'm drinking coffee in bed. I only tell you about my ride to brag. I'm... Read More...
May 30, 2014
Yesterday morning by 7 I had already pedaled my bike up to the White Pass summit and back down to Skagway. This morning Im drinking coffee in bed. I only tell you about my ride to brag. I'm shameless... Read More...
May 28, 2014
I am off to Skagway for the North Words writing symposium today through Sunday. Which means I will miss John Hagen's opening at the museum Friday. He will be exhibiting a series of photographs of the... Read More...
May 27, 2014
My father Papa Bob was here a week, and since it was only a week, and since the sun was shining, and since the family has all (just about all, we missed a son-in-law who is hunting in the Aleutians... Read More...
May 20, 2014
I missed the inaugural Letter Nerds gathering at the library last night. The new group has formed to promote the old art of paper correspondence. (Cards, paper and stamps will be provided at meetings... Read More...
May 19, 2014
It is the time of year when some folks hunt black bear for meat. Black bears are the pork of rural Alaska. (The butcher will turn ours into sausage and brats.) But there is more to this first hunt of... Read More...
May 18, 2014
"Get a life in which you are not alone. Find people you love, and who love you. And remember that love is not leisure, it is work."- Anna Quindlen
May 15, 2014
The forecast is for record heat the next few days. 70s! and sunny too, which is nice for weddings (there's at least one on Saturday, the first of about 8 this summer, I believe) and building ( there'... Read More...
May 13, 2014
I just talked to my friend Tim who is in Montana preparing to bury his mother-- she had been declining a while-- and she was old, and as he said, it was time. But it's never easy. He said her wish... Read More...
May 11, 2014
  "You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates."- Erma Bombeck   And.. a word of advice to mothers of all... Read More...
May 08, 2014
There is so much to tell you that I'm a little overwhelmed. I don't even have kids in school anymore-- but those poor parents (and teachers) are exhausting me from just seeing the many end-of-the-... Read More...
May 06, 2014
The best news I've heard in a longtime is that Haines is getting a Zamboni for our natural-ice-outdoor hockey rink built and maintained by an all volunteer crew at the Fairgrounds. Turns out the... Read More...
May 04, 2014
"For the peace of the world, that a spirit of respect and forbearance may grow among nations and peoples, we pray to you, O Lord."- The Book of Common Prayer
May 03, 2014
 Yesterday at four when my daughter and two of the grand daughters-- Ivy (almost 2) and Caroline (4)-- and I headed for ice cream at the Hungry Moose the bank sign flashed 70. Which means everyone... Read More...
Apr 30, 2014
It was cold riding alongside the frosty swamps this morning after a week in sunny (and hot) Solvang. (At least for us 70s and sunny is hot. My forearms are peeling.) We had a great time, and rode... Read More...
Apr 18, 2014
I will be away from my desk-- and thus the blog-- until April 29th. Chip and I are going to grown-up bike camp in California, which should be really fun. I will tell you about it when I return. Stoli... Read More...
Apr 16, 2014
I started to try and tell you all that's going on at the library this week-- ( I know, I missed Joe's slide show last night because it was so nice out and I wasn't paying attention to the time, with... Read More...

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