Heather's Blog

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...
Mar 09, 2013
Our girls did not fare as well against Craig, but since the tourney is double elimination they are still in it, and play Metlakatla-- again-- at 11:30 today. The game will be broadcast on KHNS, where... Read More...
Mar 08, 2013
 Oh my gosh- what a great game last night at the regional basketball tournament in Sitka. We listened on the radio. How fun was that to hear the Haines Lady Glacier Bears beat the Metlakatla Miss... Read More...
Mar 07, 2013
This is a counterpoint to  Extreme Grief, the NY Times story I linked yesterday from Adventure Journal, which I think you may find enlightening, as well.   
Mar 06, 2013
With all that has happened this week in Haines, and the memories of last March suddenly fresh, thought you'd all like to read this recent article from the New York Times about Haines and heli-skiing... Read More...
Mar 06, 2013
Sometimes I wonder how so much good and bad can happen in such a short time. Friday night we watched the Telluride Mountain Film Festival. It was part of a fundraiser for the fair and the watershed... Read More...
Mar 04, 2013
I am up too early. Sitting at the kitchen counter sipping coffee. The fire is popping in the stove, the radio is on low, with the news. Our news, that a heli-skiing accident yesterday killed one... Read More...
Mar 03, 2013
 " Happiness always comes as a by-product of something else- it does not exist as a separate entity. It is those who know what it is to give themselves to something larger than they are who know joy... Read More...
Feb 28, 2013
Go ahead, play in the snow-- here is a great little film of a sledding race set to the William Tell Overture by 23 year-old Haines filmmaker Kee Heywood.  (It's only a few minutes and will make you... Read More...
Feb 26, 2013
I think it was Edna Ferber (Giant author) who said the work of writing must be done, "sick or well", or, I might add,  if the muse sprinkles fairy dust or not. Recently, I had to write an artist's... Read More...
Feb 25, 2013
Here's a pretty picture taken this morning to thank you for all the notes about my ankle. I didn't mean to alarm you. I'm really fine. Sort of. I have the cold and flu thing that's going around, and... Read More...
Feb 24, 2013
Nora Ephron is at a private film screening. There are not enough seats for the crowd and more people keep arriving. The host suggests they double up and sit on laps. Nora observes all this with... Read More...
Feb 22, 2013
It's that happy dance, we have survived the worst of it,  kind of time. It's been raining on the beach and snowing in the mountains and there's more daylight here now than in Aruba. It's  light... Read More...
Feb 19, 2013
There were two pages of letters to the editor in the most recent paper, prompting my daughter so say, "It must be February." And two fires in 24 hours, which is odd,  the Horton's big shed caught... Read More...
Feb 17, 2013
It is Lent, and at our church we began the 40 day season of fasting, prayer, and spiritual reflection with a service this week on Ash Wednesday. We were reminded in the most graphic of ways that we... Read More...
Feb 15, 2013
The weather has been good for writing, and I'm worried that this early thaw cycle may mean winter won't last long enough to finish a pretty good third draft of my new book, Finding the Good, so I'm... Read More...
Feb 12, 2013
 Poet Mary Oliver says that what we must do with this wild and precious life we are given is simple: pay attention, be astonished, and tell about it. I am prepared to be astonished. I honestly am. It... Read More...
Feb 10, 2013
The Arts Council's  Northern Lights Showcase of local talent is tonight at 7:00 in the Chilkat Center lobby, not 6:00 as I previously noted- and as may be still floating around out there in other... Read More...
Feb 10, 2013
"We humans expect spiritual transformation to be instant. God does not have a magic wand. It's a long slow process to become all that God has intended us to become." Rev. Janice Hotze (Vicar, St.... Read More...

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