Heather's Blog

Jul 08, 2012
How nice was this to wake up to?  As W.S. Merwin writes in his poem Just Now:  In the morning as the storm begins to blow away the clear sky appears for a moment and it seems to me that there has... Read More...
Jul 07, 2012
 From Margert Craven's novel,  I Heard the Owl Call My Name-- "But when I reach here, and see the great scar where the inlet side shows its bones, for a moment I know." "What my lord?" "That for me... Read More...
Jul 06, 2012
The Boyce family has scheduled a memorial & potluck for Richard at the Ft. Seward Parade Grounds next Thursday (July 12) beginning at 4 PM. Bring a dish to share and a story to tell after the... Read More...
Jul 05, 2012
Richard Boyce's friends and fellow fisherman Jim Syzmanski and his wife Randa aim to buy new inflatable suspenders for the rubber bib overalls of every fisherman in the Haines fleet. Jim told me... Read More...
Jul 05, 2012
There was a woman riding a recumbent bike down the road this morning at about 6 mile, and Chip slowed to talk with her just before fisherman Richard Boyce's place. Chip doesn't usually slow down,... Read More...
Jul 02, 2012
Yes, I will blog again, but it may take a day or two until I can write more than a few lines. I am having some trouble with my computer. The battery and power cord aren't working properly. (I am at... Read More...
Jun 26, 2012
 Last night I asked Chip if he had planned anything big, you know, like a trip to Italy for our 30th anniversary today. Then I looked up the gift for 30 years of marriage, so he could have a head's... Read More...
Jun 24, 2012
From Mary Oliver's poem  When Death Comes,  " I don't want to end up simply visiting this world." 
Jun 22, 2012
  Pearl and I are running a few errands this morning so we can enjoy the sun -- the forecast calls for 80 degrees the next two days, and while it is warm, the weather is also weird, and a bit... Read More...
Jun 21, 2012
Pearl and I were on the way back from our morning walk when we saw the eagle in the tree right in our yard.  She (I'm guessing, since females are larger than males) didn't move as we walked toward... Read More...
Jun 20, 2012
This morning I am laughing about the review I posted in despair last night. Proof of what a good night's sleep can do for a person (and a gazillion emails saying I how great I am. Thank you.) One of... Read More...
Jun 19, 2012
Here are two internet notifications I received within about ten minutes of each other today. The first brought my forehead crashing to the keyboard in despair (I am, after all, trying to write... Read More...
Jun 19, 2012
Yesterday one of my adult daughters said, "This year will be remembered for its divorces, people moving out of town,  30 feet of snow,  and no summer. I think they are all related." Okay, she was... Read More...
Jun 17, 2012
"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race."- H.G. Wells Yesterday 1200 (mostly, there were some kids) adults rode our bikes from Haines Junction in... Read More...
Jun 15, 2012
I just had to share a few pictures from my lunch date with Caroline yesterday, to put what is really important in perspective.    
Jun 15, 2012
I am surprised that the whole bike race thing is still so emotional for me. I am more than a little scattered this morning and I have a lot to do before we leave this afternoon. It has been seven... Read More...
Jun 14, 2012
The cold windy weather is perfect for sleeping in, especially when we are taking a few days off from the early morning cycles to rest for Saturday's relay. Well, there is nothing like a puppy to... Read More...
Jun 13, 2012
I was feeling pretty good about the messy draft of my new book until I went to the bookstore yesterday and saw that Anna Quindlen had already written the final draft. Actually, we are pretty... Read More...
Jun 11, 2012
 How could I not put the two French girls, Amelie and Marion, up for a few nights when they had me sign a hard cover of If You Lived Here,  which they carried in a back pack all the way from the mid-... Read More...
Jun 10, 2012
" In our best moments, deep inside us, we know that goodness and righteousness and courage are admirable attributes that we crave."    - Archbishop Desmund Tutu
Jun 08, 2012
It was a two cruise ship week, and on the morning of the first ship Nelle called just as I was having my second cup of coffee and said there was  a nice older lady and her two daughters on a tour... Read More...
Jun 07, 2012
Papa Bob just left for a massage, the dog is walked and dishes are done, and since it's raining I figured I had a minute to catch you up-- then Stoli called and asked if I'd watch baby Lani while she... Read More...
Jun 06, 2012
(Or the most important work I do is playing with a two-year-old.)     
Jun 06, 2012
When Granny was at our house for a Lenten soup supper and conversation with the rest of the church folks, she sipped ginger ale and asked if I minded if she took her teeth out. They just don't fit... Read More...
Jun 04, 2012
There was talk at the Skagway North Words writing symposium about "balance," as in leading  a balanced life-- you know-- one devoted to art and literature and observing the world around us-- play,... Read More...

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