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May 30, 2012
 I am heading to Skagway for the North Words writing symposium this afternoon, it runs through Saturday and if you call Buckwheat you can still sign up. There is a regular ferry leaving at 11:30am... Read More...
May 29, 2012
I'm re-thinking my anger over the club which hosts the Masters golf tournament not allowing women because there was  a man in Morning Muscles today. He was a rafter type. A summer guide looking... Read More...
May 27, 2012
 "Give to all nations unity, peace, and concord." -- The Book of Common Prayer
May 25, 2012
I gues the link didn't work, so here's the new Woman's Day column, again.It's all about last years's Haines High graduation. (The best one, until this year's.)
May 25, 2012
School is out for the summer. The library summer reading program kick-off is today at 11 at the library, and that's also where the Rasmuson Foundation staff will be giving a workshop on their Tier 1... Read More...
May 24, 2012
Last night was the first time all three grand-babies  have been over for dinner. Two slept most of the time, and the third ran around with Pearl until they both had little meltdowns, but it's the... Read More...
May 23, 2012
There are so many big things going on-- last night's wonderful high school graduation (the best ever, until next year) the first cruise ship of the season, the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Moving Wall... Read More...
May 22, 2012
Haines High graduation is tonight at 7 -- and tomorrow also at the school, same time, is 8th grade promotion. Tomorrow at noon on the Parade Grounds the American Legion opens the Moving Wall exhibit... Read More...
May 21, 2012
Last week I wrote an obituary for Jim Mock (54) who died of complications from long-ago radiation treatments for cancer. It is so sad, he was a really nice guy. One paragraph of the obituary didn't... Read More...
May 20, 2012
 "What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered."- Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 19, 2012
 Another very, very busy day with Caroline while Mom and baby Ivy get some rest-- there were dandelions to pick, chicks to watch, and a puppy to walk. The good news is that Pearl really is a terrific... Read More...
May 16, 2012
 Three days early but right on time as far we are all concerned-- her dad and I caught the last plane to Juneau last night, arrived at 9:15pm, and little Ivy made her entrance into the world at 1:01... Read More...
May 14, 2012
Well, Saturday's Chilkat River Walk was more like a wet wrestle with the elements, what with the rain and wind-- gusts to 35 mph, the weather service said, but I think they were higher.  (This is no... Read More...
May 14, 2012
Still waiting on the new grand baby, which is fine, since she is not due until Saturday. (Although I know Sarah would like her to arrive sooner, since she has to wait in Juneau to be near the... Read More...
May 13, 2012
A Mother's Day holiday was first envisioned in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe (of the Battle Hymn of the Republic fame) who was still reeling from the carnage of the Civil War when the Franco-Prussian War... Read More...
May 11, 2012
 It is a kind waiting day-- waiting for the rain and wind to stop so I can garden, waiting for Sarah to have the baby, waiting for the temperature to warm-up so the chicks can move to the coop,... Read More...
May 09, 2012
 I am a little out of touch thanks to trips to Florida and then Anchorage and the arrival of our son and his friend from Mt. Baker this week (for the summer) and the tiny worry about when  I'll head... Read More...
May 08, 2012
I had just about the best seat in the Sullivan Arena for my daughter JJ's graduation from the University of Alaska Anchorage on Sunday, and certainly the best I'd had when her three older siblings... Read More...
May 04, 2012
'Tis the season-- the home track meet begins this afternoon, tomorrow is the community-wide kick off for the pick-up-the-trash- that-blew-out- of-the-truck-shed-your hand- God only knows where it all... Read More...
May 02, 2012
My husband Chip and I cycled out to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve  parking lot, and on the way back my rear wheel popped a spoke. It just went "ping" and I wobbled to a stop. Chip, being ever... Read More...
Apr 30, 2012
 Every morning I listen to the news on the radio and scan the Internet papers to find out what's going in the world. Pearl gets the first news of her day from the sights, sounds, and smells of our... Read More...
Apr 29, 2012
 "You are going to have to give and give and give, or there's no reason for you to be writing. [ Or living well, for that matter .] You have to give from the deepest part of yourself, and you are... Read More...
Apr 28, 2012
I get to spend all day every Friday with Caroline (2 in January) and now Pearl (5 months) and I thought you might like to hang out with us at the beach for a few minutes. So here's a postcard from... Read More...
Apr 26, 2012
This morning as we pedaled by Doug walking to work, Chip said, "There's a nice little cinnamon near Brouillette's." Doug heard that through his iPod headphones and snapped to attention and smiled, "... Read More...
Apr 25, 2012
So, I have spent the morning, well most of it, organizing my notes for the new book, which is called Finding the Good (for now anyway) and will be published by Algonquin as soon as I finish it. My... Read More...

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