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Heather's Blog

Jan 30, 2017
It was so interesting that the lessons in church yesterday, which are determined years ahead, spoke so clearly about current events, and the proper response to them. The Old Testament was from Micah... Read More...
Jan 29, 2017
It was quite a week--  I'm still floating from the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities ceremony in Juneau Thursday night. To be included with the seven other awardees from across the state... Read More...
Jan 26, 2017
Yes, Mexico was wonderful-- the light, the sand , the warmth, the palms and pink and red and white bougainvillea-- I especially love the little town with its solid colorful buildings, the paint and... Read More...
Jan 13, 2017
This morning I woke up to the windy wet in Juneau in my daughter's guest room. I listened to the sounds of the morning household in the dark-- a baby cried and was soothed, a toddler greeted the day... Read More...

Fun

Jan 10, 2017
At the church Epiphany party Sunday, the one where traditionally we burn Christmas trees, eat cake with a baby Jesus or a ring hidden in it to determine who hosts the next party (and last one before... Read More...
Jan 08, 2017
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual... Read More...
Jan 07, 2017
Wind chills to 25 below, singing "Earth as hard as iron, water like a stone"-- navigating paths, driveways, and streets "brushed with brooms of steel" with cleats on my boots,-- and the darkness! It'... Read More...
Jan 06, 2017
Talk about a dramatic weather forecast! This is the latest from NOAA on the Upper Lynn Canal for the next few days. This also means today's ferry has been canceled, and there are no home basketball... Read More...
Jan 05, 2017
I do get teased, especially now that I am on the borough assembly, about that title Find the Good. I should have predicted that. But now the funny thing is that I've cultivated the habit of doing it... Read More...
Jan 03, 2017
Happy First Day of 2017! (The sunrise and sunset on the pond are only about two hours apart..)  
Dec 31, 2016
I bought myself Mary Oliver's new essay collection for Christmas. Of one winter, she writes, "there was so much darkness. Darkness of nature, darkness of event, darkness of spirit. The sprawling... Read More...
Dec 28, 2016
...my true love gave to me, four calling birds.  I know when the pool is about to open for the Early Bird swim at 6:30 when I hear the theme for the Birdnote program on my car radio. This morning,... Read More...
Dec 23, 2016
Is anyone ever really ready for Christmas?( I mean this in big and little picture ways. ) I woke at five saying, "I have to bake four coffee cakes!" Then I counted heads for Christmas Eve and... Read More...
Dec 21, 2016
It really is lovely, in the rainy windy wet dark way that can be December in Haines, and walking on the beach yesterday made me feel "hale" like those young men in A Child's Christmas in Wales. I... Read More...
Dec 19, 2016
Saturday morning I filled a box of homemade cookies-by-the pound to get ahead with my "baking" and support the Salvation Army, walked in the snow to the last holiday craft bazaar at the ANB Hall, and... Read More...
Dec 18, 2016
"How necessary it is to cultivate a spirit of joy. It is a psychological truth that the physical acts of reverence and devotion make one feel devout. The courteous gesture increases one's respect for... Read More...
Dec 17, 2016
When I wrote my first book I was run over by a truck. Literally. So I'm used to how the universe encourages humility and emphasizes what really matters. While my daughter was in labor last Friday,... Read More...
Dec 13, 2016
My friend Teresa came by to meet little Miss Molly before we both left for home in Haines on the ferry yesterday. Teresa wedged about a dozen totes and coolers on the only baggage cart (what was the... Read More...
Dec 11, 2016
"Give us grateful hearts, our Father, for all thy mercies, and  make us mindful of the needs of others; through Jesus Christ  our Lord. Amen." -- from the Book of Common Prayer  
Dec 10, 2016
Little Molly Frances is here! ( All 6. lbs.15 oz and 19 inches... and what about her hair? Well, It has a reddish tinge.. so time will tell.) Mother and baby are well. The rest of us are too.Having... Read More...
Dec 09, 2016
Eliza has been very busy while we wait. Knitting. Baking. Making origami ornaments. James has even been painting, and his mother has made a nice holiday display of his art work. (Clearly a gifted... Read More...
Dec 08, 2016
Waiting for  a baby in December in a little northern city, with snow falling and the neighborhood Christmas lights twinkling all but perhaps an hour or two of these short winter days, is kind of nice... Read More...
Dec 06, 2016
That's Watch! pray! watch! in Bach's German from the cantata he wrote and that was first perfomed for the second Sunday in Advent in 1716. That year it was December 6. Three hundred years later I... Read More...
Dec 04, 2016
"Charity - giving to the poor - is an essential part of Christian morality.... I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can... Read More...
Dec 03, 2016
Yesterday, while I was setting up James'  play tent and making a mess with the toys in the livingroom with him, my daughter knitted a complex patterned pair of mittens, started on some darling ... Read More...

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