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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...
Feb 07, 2014
So of course my sun-kissed fresh-produce eating body completely collapsed after three days back home in the frozen north. We get soft so quickly. That will teach me to leave. Which means as far as... Read More...
Feb 06, 2014
Well, looks like I spoke to soon on the new police chief hire. Apparently there was a heck of a meeting last night and the assembly decided to end salary negotiations with him after he called them... Read More...
Feb 05, 2014
I was feeling a little smug this morning, what with all that snow and winter weather in the Lower Forty-eight, and all this sunshine and lack of snow here. (It's so dry up high that I've heard the... Read More...
Feb 04, 2014
My favorite beach in Sayulita is Playa Los Muertos-- beach of the dead-- it's quiet and easier to swim at than the popular surf break downtown. You walk through the crowded cemetery to get there.... Read More...
Feb 03, 2014
It is so nice to be home in the land of comfortable chairs. (Of course, in Mexico who needs a chair?) I am thinking positive because I think I really could have stayed  south until spring. At the... Read More...
Jan 10, 2014
I will be gone-- to Mexico-- and off-line until the first week in February. I know, I will miss you too-- but how can you miss me of I don't go away? (As Dan Hicks sort of sings.)  Also, this may be... Read More...
Jan 07, 2014
I am leaving for a vacation on Friday so I have been busy making copies of our wills (so our children will not be "Crawleyed" as poor Mary was. Then again, the "estate" does not require more ... Read More...
Jan 05, 2014
From Garrison Keillor, in honor of the big cold front and Epiphanies large and small: "I grew up among Bible-believing people in Minnesota, a cold-weather state when the wind blows down from Manitoba... Read More...
Jan 02, 2014
It's official. December's snowfall total was a record 91 inches. (The previous record was 77 inches.) Now the rain has made it even heavier, and messier, and the walkways and roads are even slicker.... Read More...
Dec 31, 2013
Forget diets, exercise plans, cleaning the basement, praying more and worrying less-- all of that stuff will fall into place if you begin a very simple, deliberate practice of finding the good by ... Read More...
Dec 30, 2013
It's crazy blowing snow and dark, again. They say we will get another 5-10 inches today,  but yesterday was so great I can only hope  there's another blue sky high in our future. In the meantime,... Read More...
Dec 29, 2013
"How can this be? Such calm, such peace, such solitude in this world of woe?" From David Budbill's poem, The Sixth of January.  I was listening to the news of a woman suicide bomber in Russia... Read More...
Dec 26, 2013
Christmas C is for Caroling in the Presbyterian church Christmas Eve, Caroline's princess outfit, and Christian's phone call right on cue.   H is for Home for the Holidays, except for Justin who... Read More...
Dec 22, 2013
I was a little stuck this morning, thinking of my Sunday Thought. There's so much seasonal pressure, you know? I first thought a line from a hymn, or carol would do--  but there are so many rolling... Read More...
Dec 19, 2013
There's a lot of snow, all of it light and fluffy thanks to the cold and wind. This must be the third (or maybe fourth?) winter storm we've had with the warning of a foot of more-- which we already... Read More...
Dec 18, 2013
I was supposed to be in Juneau to read a piece I wrote about the Snow Dragon, the parade, and the Lighting of the Fort-- my favorite Haines Christmas traditions, for a KTOO and 360 North holiday... Read More...
Dec 15, 2013
“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up.”  -- Anne Lamott  
Dec 12, 2013
Winter storm warnings continue through 4pm today, with an additional 4-10 inches predicted, and it's blowing all over and colder. The roads are better this morning than they were yesterday afternoon... Read More...
Dec 11, 2013
"Sometimes our best efforts do not go amiss," writes Sheenagh Pugh, in her poem Sometimes, which I've been reciting all morning with gratitude and a happy heart, because last night the Haines Borough... Read More...
Dec 10, 2013
    It's sort of funny that Father Jim Blaney's Sitka funeral mass was streamed live on the web  since he didn't  approve of the Internet. He was a face-to-face kind of guy who talked frankly... Read More...
Dec 09, 2013
I had a major meltdown this morning when I learned that the ordinance keeping the Chilkat River beach from Carr's Cove to Cemetery Hill non-motorized may not pass tomorrow night because a former... Read More...
Dec 08, 2013
  “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There... Read More...
Dec 06, 2013
Honestly, the reason I haven't been better at keeping you posted is not personal. I'm just disorganized. Well, that, and I've been spending the week with a baby, and toddlers and computers don't mix... Read More...

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