Heather's Blog

Dec 09, 2012
I've been banging around in the dark this morning thumbing through old notes and books of poems, hymnals, prayer books,  The Rule of Benedict, essays--  looking for a wise thought. There are a lot of... Read More...
Dec 06, 2012
It's a lovely, warmer, snowy morning, and the wind has died down. It was so quiet last night I couldn't sleep, but my neighbor was up early and it was her turn to drive to 6am Morning Muscles, and... Read More...
Dec 05, 2012
If you haven't seen this already, here's Steve Vick's Black Friday in Haines shopping (sort of) video.  You'll love it.  We do.        
Dec 04, 2012
I think the wind blew even harder last night than it did yesterday, and I know the drifts in the Fort are pretty impressive. My friend Fran and I busted through them in my Subaru to get to Morning... Read More...
Dec 03, 2012
I woke thinking of that children's poem,  "Who has seen the wind, neither you nor I," since it's wrong, and I can see the wind and have been able to for about a week, although this morning's snow... Read More...
Dec 02, 2012
"How can this be? Such calm, such peace, such solitude in this world of woe?" - David Budbill (From a poem, The Sixth of January.)
Dec 01, 2012
Looks  like we might have to skate on Chilkoot Lake after all today, as we won't be able to tomorrow, or for a while, if the forecast comes true. I hear the ice is solid, where the skaters have been... Read More...
Nov 30, 2012
What you need to know for today from the National Weather Service in Juneau: the marine forecast for northern Lynn Canal (that would be Haines and Skagway). ...STORM WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT... ...... Read More...
Nov 29, 2012
Due to an overwhelming response to my inquiry earlier today, I figured you deserved an update. The phrase is, "Up and at 'em," not Atom or possibly Adam (which in my defense, makes some sense, as... Read More...
Nov 29, 2012
About ten of us braved the wind and ice to creep and drive over to Morning Muscles in the middle of the night- at least that's what 6 am feels like these dark mornings. But Marnie got us up and atom... Read More...
Nov 28, 2012
Another high wind warning, it has been blowing pretty good most of November, and it's cold. But last night when I was falling asleep the wind seemed friendlier, and my room felt more like a cozy... Read More...
Nov 27, 2012
I didn't shop on Black Friday, the family was all here and it was too nice just being with everyone, and then I didn't order anything on-line on Cyber Monday ( I rarely, if ever, shop that way. I'm a... Read More...
Nov 26, 2012
Saturday night friends arrived with a niece who drove to Haines for the holiday and two of her friends and sort of co-workers, if that's what troops are, from Anchorage.  They were two young women... Read More...
Nov 25, 2012
 "The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." --St. Paul  
Nov 24, 2012
 
Nov 22, 2012
I used to dread the big holiday columns for newspapers and magazines-- Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter-- I was always better with the lesser days, the days when the whole world wasn’t writing about... Read More...
Nov 21, 2012
Sitka challenger Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins got 32 more votes than Haines incumbent Bill Thomas, which means he is the winner for the Alaska house district 34 seat. For now. Last week both candidates... Read More...
Nov 21, 2012
First, they are counting the last votes in the Thomas, Kreiss-Tomkins election this morning. I'll let you know what happens. Also-- today the ferry arrives at 11:30(there's one tomorrow too),  school... Read More...
Nov 20, 2012
I was in the shower the other day when I heard that song that ponders what if God were one of us? On the radio. If  you could ask God just one question, what would be? I started to answer, and then... Read More...
Nov 19, 2012
That was quick. The votes are counted and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins is now ahead of Rep. Bill Thomas in the District 34 house race by 28 votes. The word is that there are --maybe-- 26 more ballots due... Read More...
Nov 19, 2012
 The fire's lit. We've been fed. You've had your coffee. So let's walk, okay? I can hear them talking, I swear.  "Just a minute, let me make some oatmeal and veggie scraps for the hens. It's freezing... Read More...
Nov 18, 2012
 From the Rev'd. Jan's Hotze's Sunday homily: "Rules don't save us-- our relationships are what saves us. You know that in your bones relationships transform us. Well, it's the same with God."
Nov 17, 2012
 Began as always, with a walk for Pearl. (And my daughter's dog Madi. Phoebe barked at us from the porch.) Then the Women's Club Holiday Bazaar and a chat with the ever inspiring John Svenson. A... Read More...
Nov 16, 2012
I have to run back and make a few corrections (and I already made a splash with doing that yesterday-) They say that news is the first draft of history. I say blogs are the first draft of the news. I... Read More...
Nov 15, 2012
Ashley just called from the school, and said the gym floor dedication is Friday NOT Saturday as previously blogged.  I apologize. At least you can still attend. Although I can't, since I'll be... Read More...

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