Heather's Blog

Mar 17, 2014
    I was in the first annual Dennis Miles Memorial 10K on Saturday. (Which turned out to be more of an 8K, but that was fine.) I hadn’t planned on entering, rather figured I’d just putz after... Read More...
Mar 16, 2014
An Irish Prayer:   These things, I warmly wish for you- Someone to love, some work to do, A bit of o' sun, a bit o' cheer. And a guardian angel always near.  
Mar 14, 2014
I'm coming back to life after the flu that won't quit. I hate being ill, I am too healthy for this. Oh well. Here is what you need to know--  best selling Alaskan author Don Rearden is speaking at... Read More...
Mar 12, 2014
Here is something to try that may help you deal with situations that are less than ideal that I learned from my hostess this weekend in Fairbanks. She said her Lenten practice is to remind herself... Read More...
Mar 10, 2014
I really wanted to show you the incredible ice sculptures from Fairbanks-- there are so many-- but I forgot my good camera, and I only had my phone with me in the ice park and my hands froze trying... Read More...
Mar 07, 2014
I recently read a little book of great advice titled Steal Like an Artist by a guy who makes art by blacking out words in newspapers-- and more-- but that type of work, named Austin Kleon. It's a... Read More...
Mar 06, 2014
 The sun in the windows makes being home sick not so bad. I woke up feeling a little sorry for myself. How could I be cycling in what might as well be Siberia, churning through a mile at the pool,... Read More...
Mar 05, 2014
Here is my dog walking companion in her wind-chill burka. (Yes, she can see out of it. And she says it works really well!) It's actually a gauzy scarf.  It was about 5 degrees and blowing something... Read More...
Mar 04, 2014
Here are a few things to know for Tuesday: Wear your ice grippers, I know they may be a pain to get on and off your boots, but they are better than a broken elbow and we are not out of the woods at... Read More...
Mar 02, 2014
"I like to think of myself as a person who catches these pieces. That I reach out and grab the songs that are coming out of my mouth."-- Bobby McFerrin  
Feb 28, 2014
Chip is watching the news, and sees the rusty cans of gold coins worth about ten million dollars a woman walking her dog found in her backyard. She's been walking by the same tree they were buried... Read More...
Feb 26, 2014
I just took the KHNS radio survey-- I love surveys-- especially opinion surveys. I even like those calls at dinnertime asking me about Alaska politics, which was why I was disappointed a few minutes... Read More...
Feb 25, 2014
February really is the month of love this year-- The sun! The snow! The wins and grins! Skiing at Chilkoot is so great we keep going back out across the lake-- and we are not the only ones-- Everyone... Read More...
Feb 23, 2014
"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love  one another."-  Observed Jonathan Swift in 1711
Feb 21, 2014
Here's the schedule of community events, as best as I can figure--  Basketball begins this afternoon against Wrangell: 2pm Boys JV 3:30 Girls JV 5:30 Boys Varsity (The women's choir meets at 5:15,... Read More...
Feb 20, 2014
The good news was that even though Marnie couldn't find the keys to the closet with the light switch in it, the moon on the snow, and then the lightening blue sky gave us plenty of light to work out... Read More...
Feb 19, 2014
Chip and I walked Pearl this morning in the glorious sunshine, bright white snow and clear blue sky-  honestly, it's prettier than a postcard if you can get out of the wind.  I couldn't take a... Read More...
Feb 17, 2014
I should have known the weekend would turn out well even if the flu won't let go, when Friday morning began with a book and a chocolate bar from my Valentine, and then at  noon there was a note on... Read More...
Feb 16, 2014
"When we agree (or get tricked into) being part of something larger than our own, worried, fixated minds, we are saved. When we search for something larger than ourselves to hook into, we come... Read More...
Feb 14, 2014
Just listening to my granddaughters Caroline (4) and Ivy (2 in May) sing Poppy (Chip) and Mimi (me)- and they even mention Pearl and Phoebe- a little Valentine song thanks to KHNS radio. It made me... Read More...
Feb 13, 2014
29 years ago my second daughter was born in the old Haines clinic during a blizzard. Dr. Len Feldman delivered her with his boots on, and then the power went out so we were told we could go home. Our... Read More...
Feb 12, 2014
We are entering the bragging stage of a cold snap. You know, the it's colder at my house than your's phase,  when we say things like, " We skated across Chilkoot and it was so cold I had to keep my... Read More...
Feb 10, 2014
It's eight degrees with a North wind that could turn your face into an ice sculpture in about three minutes. Which means the skating is pretty good up at Rutzebeck by the rock end and great at... Read More...
Feb 09, 2014
For those of you following big game guide John Katzeek's trial in Juneau, you may have seen him almost smiling at the basketball games this weekend (almost,  if you know John.) Friday a jury found... Read More...
Feb 09, 2014
"This is another day , O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me sit... Read More...

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