Heather's Blog

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...
Aug 15, 2011
Open Mic night at the Fireweed is next Weds, the 24th, not this Weds. Blame it on wishful thinking?   
Aug 15, 2011
 It is 52 degrees and raining, and I'd like a fire. I think that's reasonable. My husband says it's still summer and not cold enough to start burning the wood he's just finished stacking in the shed... Read More...
Aug 13, 2011
From Anna Quindlen's A Short Guide to a Happy Life: "C'mon, let's be honest. We have an embarassment of riches. Life is good. I don't mean in a cosmic way. I never think of my life, or my world, in... Read More...
Aug 12, 2011
The good thing about the rain (aside from the obvious greening up the very dry summer ground) is that I got to sleep in a bit this morning (6:30) since we don't ride bikes in the rain in August. In... Read More...
Aug 11, 2011
There is rain tapping on the metal porch roof, a fire in the wood stove,  and salmon in the smokehouse. The tomatoes are ripe in the greenhouse and we ate our own brocolli with sockeye and a garden... Read More...
Aug 09, 2011
Grandma Joanne is still sleeping, the crows are cawing in my cherry trees, Chip is singing in the shower, the tide is flowing past Pyramid Island like a river, Christian is grinding coffee, and John... Read More...
Aug 06, 2011
 " If I become a center of love and kindness in this moment, then in a perhaps small but hardly insignificant way, the world now has a nucleus of love and kindness it lacked the moment before." - Jon... Read More...
Aug 05, 2011
A lot of folks have asked for a copy of Pete Lapham's eulogy, so here it is. This is a big chunk of words for this format, and since I can't figure out how to attach it as a file you can save and... Read More...
Aug 02, 2011
I am writing Pete's obituary today, so it was good to start the day with a little raspberry picking, watering the flower boxes, a walk on the beach with Phoebe and Forte, and some more raspberry... Read More...
Aug 01, 2011
We are all resting at our house after the Southeast Alaska State Fair, which we all agreed was one of the best, if not the best, in years. Dancing Friday night to the Curtis Delgado Chicago blues-... Read More...
Jul 31, 2011
From Raymond Carver's poem At Least:  "I hate to seem greedy-I have so much to be thankful for already. But I want to get up early one morning, at least. And go to my place with some coffee and wait... Read More...
Jul 28, 2011
  'Nuff said, for now. (More on this wonderful new public art -or is it poetry?- Recently installed at the dock, later.) It is time to bake a cake for the Hospice Booth at the Fair. The rain should... Read More...
Jul 27, 2011
 The change in the weather, it is cooler, windy and gray now- and may rain a little, has also brought a change in the mood around here. That, and the tragic death of just about everyone's friend... Read More...

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