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Jan 26, 2012
 My daughter JJ is back home for the semester student teaching in the Haines kindergarten before she receives her degree in May. She calls us "the three best friends." We have been snowshoeing or... Read More...
Jan 25, 2012
  (There is a house in there...) What's a person to do but enjoy it?  
Jan 24, 2012
Here is the difference between November and January: In November when it snows a foot we cancel 6am Morning Muscles class. In January, we look out the window, pull on our boots and coats, take a... Read More...
Jan 23, 2012
The Haines Borough has been posting updates on the ground motion issues on the Lutak Road hill on the borough website. It is the best source of information on this developing Haines story. 
Jan 23, 2012
Okay, so that is not news. It was pretty funny though, when the sun rose yesterday and we once again couldn't see the chicken coop. Then my neighbor Betty called to tell me it was waist deep at her... Read More...
Jan 21, 2012
From Unless it Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing, by Roger Rosenblatt: "Everything contains significance. But some significances are more equal than others. The writers whom we... Read More...
Jan 20, 2012
 I know we've just had the wedding a week ago, and we are all very happy-- but this just-published January Woman's Day column was writtten back when things were in limbo.   
Jan 20, 2012
First, the weather. My fellow Mud Bay Roaders, we have made the news: ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM AKST SATURDAY...LOCALLY VERY WINDY ALONG LYNN CANAL...ESPECIALLY ON MUD BAY... Read More...
Jan 19, 2012
 Yesterday my daughter JJ (she's student-teaching this semester in the Haines School and graduates from UAA in May) and I checked out the "ground failure" situation on Oceanview Drive and Lutak Road... Read More...
Jan 17, 2012
 A daughter's wedding Friday, a granddaughter's second birthday party Sunday, and Monday night an Arts Council potluck for "Asteria," a husband and wife duo from Brooklyn who play the lute and sing... Read More...
Jan 14, 2012
Instead of Sunday's Thought this week, I thought you might like the poem I wrote for my daughter's wedding on Friday the 13th. It was lovely, and we are all very happy and very tired. (In a good way... Read More...
Jan 11, 2012
I keep reminding myself that snow is not news in Alaska. But little Cordova down in Prince William Sound is all over the national papers, radio, and even TV. They have had 15.5 feet of snow this... Read More...
Jan 09, 2012
It's a big week. JJ has her first day of kindergarten today. She was up early, ate poached eggs, packed a pumpkin muffin for her snack, and wore her favorite dress with tights and boots and a warm... Read More...
Jan 07, 2012
From the novel Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese: "God will judge us, Mr. Harris, by"--her voice broke as she thought of Sister Mary Joseph Praise-- "by what we do to relieve the suffering of our... Read More...
Jan 07, 2012
It was so great to see my friend Nancy on Gold Rush Alaska last night (that would be Parker's mother) speaking for all mothers when she tells 17 year-old Parker to straighten up. This is why she is... Read More...
Jan 06, 2012
We did sing one last Christmas song in choir practice last night, since technically it is still the Christmas season. Today is Epiphany, January 6, the day the three kings brought gifts to baby Jesus... Read More...
Jan 04, 2012
All I can say is it's a good thing I didn't slide in the ditch this morning, since I was wearing a flowered flannel nightgown with Xtra Tuffs. I would have had some explaining to do. JJ needed a ride... Read More...
Jan 03, 2012
 I didn't realize my neighbor Arlene Jackson's memorial service (the active, fit 71 year old widow died suddenly at Thanksgiving of a stroke) was at one on Friday- I had thought it was two- I had... Read More...
Jan 02, 2012
To travel from Sayulita, Mexico to Haines, Alaska takes two days in the best of all scenarios-- and luckily we arrived home just before the big New Year's storm. (The snow was over our tallest boots... Read More...
Jan 01, 2012
   
Dec 31, 2011
I feel a little like Madeline (I've been reading my granddaughter Madeline's Christmas for two weeks in Mexico), you know how at the end the twelve little girls are back in Paris just in time to wish... Read More...
Dec 23, 2011
Merry Christmas from sunny Mexico. We are all pink, brown, and sandy and I have a new name. Baby Caroline has christened me Mimi. Who knew? The email is funky and frustrating, but with some help from... Read More...
Dec 12, 2011
Well, we are off shortly on the ferry to Juneau and from there to Seattle and finally sunny Mexico. I won't be back with you until December 29 or 30 (or maybe once or twice before then, if there is... Read More...
Dec 12, 2011
We lined up the Snow Dragon parts on the tables at the Elk Lodge at the tail-end of Saturday's pool tournament, but the players didn't seem to mind the distraction. As her husband Joe was climbing... Read More...
Dec 11, 2011
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, the... Read More...

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