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Nov 21, 2011
If losing my good old dog weren't enough, my beloved pet hens are now all dead. We had a break in and murder early Friday morning in their cozy coop. I can still hardly breathe it was so awful. They... Read More...
Nov 20, 2011
 Their silence can be one of their most endearing traits. Not muteness- absence of linguistic noise. There is no awkwardness in a shared silent moment with a dog- a gaze from the dog on the other... Read More...
Nov 18, 2011
 Er, eh, te, zed, id... I was "dinged to death" as my mother would have said at Scrabble last night. I walked out onto the road and across the way to the neighbors, taking the plowed driveway route... Read More...
Nov 17, 2011
It has been a busy morning digging out, but here's a few pictures from the last 48 hours.   Getting ready for the big snow, Tuesday afternoon   Wednesday     Thursday morning    
Nov 16, 2011
  Well, there's a lot of snow out there this morning, and the wind has picked up, making the Haines Highway "undrivable" according to Chef Adam, who waded over to the radio station and turned it on... Read More...
Nov 15, 2011
My friend has a daycare, and the big first snow has thrilled all her little charges.But that means snow suits, boots, mittens, hats-- for about a dozen toddlers. By the time she gets the last one... Read More...
Nov 14, 2011
A live blog- sort of. I watched & blogged "live style" Friday's episode of the Discovery Channel's “reality” show about the gold mining Hoffman family from Oregon which is filmed at Porcupine... Read More...
Nov 14, 2011
I have had requests for the column I wrote last year about my flat coated retriever Forte for Woman's Day, so here it is. Since then, Merry died too-- (you can find her obituary, just search the blog... Read More...
Nov 12, 2011
"Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank thee for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the... Read More...
Nov 12, 2011
Even the vet cried, which did not make it any easier. The driving rain and snow didn't help either, nor did the fact that Forte perked up as soon as we all gathered around him on the porch to put him... Read More...
Nov 10, 2011
Here is an interview I gave for Alaska Book Week, which you might find interesting. I'll be back tomorrow morning with a regular (irregular) blog post.    
Nov 09, 2011
I was waffling. I wanted the consultation and an exam. Afterward, I asked for a night to think about it. My patient husband sighed. He said we had to do what's best for the dog. The vet's assistant,... Read More...
Nov 08, 2011
It is so dark these days, ever since we fell back an hour, and then it snowed and rained and iced all up, that I feel like my head is in a bucket. I am grateful that I don't have vertigo, which seems... Read More...
Nov 05, 2011
"God has placed in each an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path. Yet many seek life from without, unaware that it is within them."- Kahlil Gibran  
Nov 05, 2011
Before I left for the cabin I changed the recorded greeting on the answering machine. I used to say "You've reached the Lendes, we are either not home, or can't come to the phone, please leave a... Read More...
Nov 04, 2011
When I suggested a fall vacation would be nice, my husband filled up the water jugs and said he'd do the grocery shopping if I made the list. We don't need a ticket out of town. Just a week at the... Read More...
Oct 29, 2011
"I need eternal verities--  otherwise I worry that there are no verities." Anna Quindlen  
Oct 29, 2011
 A very wet fisherman commenting on the driving rain as he stepped into Mountain Market for coffee: "I'd be drier if I was at home standing in the shower."      
Oct 28, 2011
First, Genny did beat Harry in the swim, but only by about eight feet. He convinced her to shorten the distance to 50 meters, and to do the back stroke. The gallery was full for the less than two... Read More...
Oct 27, 2011
I wish I could write a country song, and since I haven't been able to do that, I thought I'd try a poem inspired one-- (Morning Miracles on the previous blog entry.) Hope it is not too self indulgent... Read More...
Oct 27, 2011
"Just another morning here. It's a miracle and it comes around every single day of the year."- Nanci Griffiths In October, after a storm, it is good to take an inventory, upon waking, of the miracles... Read More...
Oct 24, 2011
This is the difference between two and 52: when you are two you can push an empty stroller all day long and everyone thinks you are adorable,  but if you do that when you are 52 you are either a bag... Read More...
Oct 23, 2011
"Place conspires with the artist. We are surrounded by our own story, we live and move in it. It is through place that we put out roots."- Eudora Welty  
Oct 20, 2011
Krista Kielsmeier, the intrepid cub reporter from Iowa at the Chilkat Valley News, is trying to get a women's basketball league going, and is hoping to see all players at the school gym tonight from... Read More...
Oct 18, 2011
This  morning I asked my husband what was going on in town and he said, "nothing, everybody's getting out of here." Well, we're still here. But at the library board meeting yesterday we didn't have a... Read More...

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