Heather's Blog

Sep 30, 2011
When the sun came out yesterday afternoon and I had a few hours between obligations, I figured it was a sign to head to the golf course and hit a few balls, and maybe even try to play a little. (I... Read More...
Sep 29, 2011
If you weren't up at six this morning you really missed quite a show. We fairly older and conservative (in motion anyway) Morning Muscles women began our workout with the Mexican Jumping Bean Dance... Read More...
Sep 28, 2011
 Rain on the tin porch roof of a dark September morning is a signal to sleep in. At our house that means about 6:30, so I was half awake when the phone rang anyway, and I blamed it on our friend John... Read More...
Sep 27, 2011
I have been so heartened by the response to the vote No on the recall campaign. It is so nice to see all the No recall buttons, posters, and letters in the paper. The high fives and thumbs up are... Read More...
Sep 26, 2011
Sorry to be AWOL on the blog, but I've been far from electricity and cell service. Here's a story in pictures taken from a tree stand with the prettiest view in the whole world.  (I'll fill you in... Read More...
Sep 22, 2011
 It sounded like someone was spraying our house with a fire hose last night-- wind and rain to "beat the band", as Chip would say. The fishermen came in, thank goodness, although the one at our... Read More...
Sep 20, 2011
 I want to go back to my cozy tent at moose camp. No phones, no email, no nothin'-- just a lot of walking and sitting and listening to the river, the rain, the low hum of distant waterfalls, the... Read More...
Sep 16, 2011
I'm off for a march in the swamp moose hunting-- with Chip--Wish us luck. Oh- and Lexie and Stuart had the baby, little Charles Steven is named after their fathers. Everyone is well and happy.  
Sep 14, 2011
 "I stole your double-boiler" Chip said as he stuffed one more thing into the plastic bins and dry bags piled up in the hall. I have packed the cooler. The boys are heading up the river to moose camp... Read More...
Sep 12, 2011
I wish I had the camera with me when I pedaled by three young children waiting for the school bus this morning so you could have seen them, too. The little girl especially, with her braids and sturdy... Read More...
Sep 10, 2011
"From the time you were very little, you've had people who have smiled you into smiling, people who have talked you into talking, sung you into singing, loved you into loving... [some may even be in... Read More...
Sep 08, 2011
 A few snapshots of a sunny fall day. I think they're pretty, although I did get a cryptic email from photographer and pastor Ron Horn yesterday, asking for one hour of my time each week for the next... Read More...
Sep 08, 2011
I took a golf lesson yesterday afternoon. It was my summer resolution to learn to play, but as usual I'm a little behind in my personal life. I'm a little ahead, writing wise, and was struggling some... Read More...
Sep 06, 2011
 The rain has helped me to meet my deadline on the revisions of the novel, and it is now off to my agent (I love to say that. I can't help it. It sounds so Hollywood.) So it is time to breathe and... Read More...
Sep 06, 2011
Just when you think there is no news, the governor comes to church and a bear comes for coffee. Stoli was at the Presbyterian Church Sunday with Governor and Mrs. Parnell, but she didn't think it was... Read More...
Sep 05, 2011
Leslie got the idea for the community garden Labor Day weekend picnic from Martha Stewart (the domestic arts diva, not the Haines river boat guide and restaurant owner.) "At Martha's picnic everyone... Read More...
Sep 03, 2011
 In peace let us pray to the Lord. For a blessing on human labor, and for the right use of the riches of creation, that the world may be freed from poverty, famine, and disaster, we pray to you, O... Read More...
Sep 02, 2011
At yesterday's library board and staff visioning workshop (I'm on the board), we discussed more collaborations we could do with other community organizations, you know, library programs in... Read More...
Sep 01, 2011
This summer one boy (barely 21) was killed in a drunk driving wreck and another (18) was hurt when friends ran over him at a drinking party. It's weird, but I am revising a novel right now and in it... Read More...
Aug 30, 2011
I know, I've been away. (And there was some trouble with the website as well, too many viewers, which is not  a bad problem to have.) I even missed the Sunday's Thought page, which I hate to do, but... Read More...
Aug 26, 2011
 I have been hunkered down with my novel revisions this week. I love to say that, and it is actually true. They are due the week after Labor Day and I might just make the deadline if nobody else dies... Read More...
Aug 25, 2011
After about a month in Alaska, a very eventful one at that, Grandma Joanne is back home in Virginia. After I put her on the plane to Washington D.C. I heard about the earthquake, which closed the... Read More...
Aug 21, 2011
God is Love; and Love enfolds us, all the world in one embrace: with unfailing grasp God holds us, every child of every race. From an Episcopal Hymn, God is Love Let Heaven's Adore Him
Aug 19, 2011
My friend Nancy makes her own cards for birthdays, baby showers, thank yous -  you name it, but she doesn't write in them. Instead she uses sticky-notes so that the card itself becomes a gift. The... Read More...
Aug 17, 2011
 The rain it seems makes us all a bit more social. There were more people in church on Sunday, everyone was on time for a birthday brunch and stayed late, the same with Lexie's baby shower. That's... Read More...

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