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Apr 28, 2013
  The Chilkat Center was full a few summers ago for Pete Lapham’s funeral. So many of us felt like we knew him well because the DOT foreman waved, smiled, or nodded it seemed at everyone he passed... Read More...
Apr 27, 2013
"Snow. It's the new Spring." -- Walter Betz, yesterday at Mountain Market.  
Apr 26, 2013
It is 32 degrees, snowing sideways and the north wind is blowing 20 mph. "Real feel 17" is what the weather icon on the community web page says. Today is the drop off for the annual spring hospice... Read More...
Apr 25, 2013
I have been inspired to spring clean my office this week by beautiful photos in the New York Times of one writer's lovely writing space. It was so tidy and pretty. Mine, on the other hand, looks like... Read More...
Apr 22, 2013
Lynn Canal Community Players weekend drama, Dinner With Friends, was just great. I had dreaded it because of the publicity, which emphasized the serious tone of infidelity, divorce, and friends... Read More...
Apr 21, 2013
"When a wave of love takes over a human being, love of another human being,love of nature, love of all mankind, love of the universe, such an exultation takes him that he knows he has put his finger... Read More...
Apr 18, 2013
This morning as we were walking a whole pack of dogs on the beach (there were three humans and five canines) we marveled at how this time yesterday it was snowing but by the evening it was clear and... Read More...
Apr 17, 2013
 It's snowing. I know, 'nuff said.  There's music in the stacks from noon-1 at the library featuring Dr. Feldman on his concertina. Tomorrow at noon it' s that wayfaring mariner Scott Pearce &... Read More...
Apr 17, 2013
  Here's a little spring verse, set to motions and music for the young and the young at heart. Words by Emily Dickinson tune by Nancy Nash-- (But you can make up or borrow your own if you don't know... Read More...
Apr 16, 2013
Am I the only one who couldn't sleep last night after all those horrific images from Boston? I won't look anymore. The radio is enough. How could anyone be so evil? All I kept thinking about was when... Read More...
Apr 14, 2013
New Year's resolutions and good wishes really should be made in the Spring, when so much more seems possible than in January. Here's one I love, from Maxine Kumin's poem, Magellan Street, 1974: This... Read More...
Apr 13, 2013
The sun is out, the snow is mostly gone, the geese are back in the ponds on the beach, and my neighbor Betty saw her first hummingbird. No doubt the little guy rode up on the back of a goose. Is that... Read More...
Apr 11, 2013
 At Morning Muscles this morning I asked Marnie if the reason my formally achy joints  felt so good is because of the yoga cleanse. I mean, does this mean I never can have coffee again?( Ice cream?... Read More...
Apr 09, 2013
 Can you tell I heard Dr. Thomas Thornton speak last night at the library on the importance of place names in Tlingit culture? His latest book, Haa Leek'w Has Saax'u/ Our Grandparents' Names on Land... Read More...
Apr 07, 2013
About a year and a half ago my friend Rene asked me to write her obituary. While I had all the notes, and was able to visit her a week before she died, I still felt like it was really bad luck to... Read More...
Apr 05, 2013
If you are heading out for a walk on the beach bundle up. There's a brisk north wind and it's in the twenties-- but oh, the sunshine and the snowy mountains make this time of year so beautiful! My... Read More...
Apr 04, 2013
The yoga spring cleanse continues. I feel better today and am only on one cup of half  de-caf. My question is, after hearty crock pot beans and rice last night and stewed prunes, apricots and fresh... Read More...
Apr 03, 2013
It's a busy sad day-- writing my friend Rene's obituary. She died Monday night at home in Juneau of breast cancer. One of her last letters said she was living in hope and acceptance. That's seems to... Read More...
Apr 02, 2013
Coconut oil-- who knew? I'm part of a yoga spring cleanse -- we are eating whole foods only, and no sugar, wheat, caffeine, alcohol or dairy and doing yoga daily- I know it's kind of like Lent, but... Read More...
Mar 31, 2013
From Sara Miles'  gracious and funny Christian memoir, Take This Bread : "It may seem crazy, at this point in history, to assert that any religion-- much less Christianity, the religion of our... Read More...
Mar 29, 2013
Holy Week and Easter celebrations kind of snuck up on me, no doubt traveling home from Hawaii all day Palm Sunday had something to with that. I’m not the only one who seems to be surprised by Easter... Read More...
Mar 26, 2013
 It is hard to believe that just a few days ago I was wading in the warm Pacific and today I walked Pearl in full winter gear in a snowy gale. Still, this is good unpacking weather. And yes, we had a... Read More...
Mar 13, 2013
Oh great. Fireman Al and Lyle are on the radio giving the weekly Safety Report and it's all about the hazards of traveling Outside just as I am packing for a trip to Hawaii for spring break with my... Read More...
Mar 10, 2013
"There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame of that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our connection... Read More...

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