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May 15, 2011
 A postcard from a walk with my dog Forte on the Chilkat flats in Hooligan season. (Hooligan, or is it Hooligans? Are a smelt-like fish that this year have run in the millions up the Chilkoot and... Read More...
May 11, 2011
It is a busy time, everything, it seems, gets jammed into May. Tonight at 6:30 is the K-4 spring concert in the elementary school gym. The littlest musicians have been practicing since Christmas, and... Read More...
May 10, 2011
For Mother's Day my family washed the windows and put the screens in and JJ cooked dinner. She made  a seafood and vegetable pasta. JJ, unlike her mother, follows recipes. When Sarah, the baby, Brian... Read More...
May 09, 2011
Well, we saw our son Christian graduate from CU Boulder, sort of. (Which makes three down and two to go.) He texted after he was seated with his 6,000 classmates, "I'm in the middle." He  was... Read More...
May 03, 2011
A quick note for fans of the popular Discovery channel show who have contacted me about seeing the real thing here in Haines. There's some good news. You can visit John Schnabel and his grandson... Read More...
May 03, 2011
 I just got my test results back from the health fair, and they reminded me of a story I wanted to share with you. My blood was drawn by Nurse Shelly, who sometimes has a purple streak in her white... Read More...
May 02, 2011
   
May 02, 2011
On September 11, 2001 I wished my husband happy birthday and made some coffee. We were up early getting ready for a bike ride, and Chip turned the TV on. That's when we saw live (with the time change... Read More...
May 01, 2011
Here it is, my Mother's Day column. 
Apr 30, 2011
This Sunday's thought comes from Anna Quindlen: "You are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life. Your particular life. Your entire life. Not just your life at a desk, or your life on... Read More...
Apr 30, 2011
While setting up for the Hospice of Haines spring rummage sale yesterday I noticed shelves of angels. A whole collection of porcelain, ceramic, and glass angels of all sizes and shapes, from the very... Read More...
Apr 29, 2011
I said I'd tell you about Ketchikan and I will, but first I have to make some coffee and eat my oatmeal and get over to Sarah's house to babysit Caroline. Fridays for the whole summer I am on... Read More...
Apr 28, 2011
I'm back from Ketchikan, it took a little longer than I thought, but I had a great time. I'll tell you all about it as soon as I get unpacked and walk the dogs. (Maybe not until tomorrow?) But first... Read More...
Apr 26, 2011
It was a hooligan morning on the Chilkat side. The gulls woke us up at four a.m., calling out the open window. At Morning Muscles KC said that yesterday afternoon she took her daughter Sadie dip... Read More...
Apr 25, 2011
 First we had White Fang, the movie that was filmed here twenty years ago, then last summer's hit TV show, Gold Rush Alaska (and rumor has it the Discovery Channel film crew will be back soon) and... Read More...
Apr 23, 2011
"Peace be unto you"- Jesus Christ, in his first words to the disciples on that first Easter, shortly after rising from the dead, according to St. John.    
Apr 22, 2011
 I have a little breather before a busy weekend (Health fair, Easter & the Gilles Apap concert) and week (next week I'll be in Ketchikan) and another busy weekend (the huge hospice rummage sale... Read More...
Apr 21, 2011
Here are some photos of the week, including a history day project car wash, the blessing of the fleet, folding the hospice newsletter, a remembrance, out to dinner, and a sunset observed while... Read More...
Apr 20, 2011
 Don't even ask. It was an awful day. Thank God it was sunny so the dog could stay outside all day. I'm still scratching phantom itches. Forte my large, hairy old and limping flat-coated retriever... Read More...
Apr 19, 2011
I did a commentary on Haines community radio KHNS last night (and I think it will run this morning) supporting the new Haines Chamber of Commerce shop locally campaign. In case you didn't hear it,... Read More...
Apr 16, 2011
 Palm Sunday is the day we bless the fleet with hymns and prayers, like these: "Dear God have mercy on me. The sea is so wide and my boat is so small."    
Apr 16, 2011
 We thanked the library volunteers last night at an appreciation dinner in the library. The staff baked sacks of potatoes and the board brought toppings from broccoli and salmon, to vegetarian chili... Read More...
Apr 14, 2011
 At Ron Horn's slide show at the library the other night he showed us beautiful photographs of birds and other wildlife. While the bears and moose where interesting, it's the bird pictures that... Read More...
Apr 13, 2011
 This morning I got an email that a royalty check had been returned to my publisher. It was addressed to me, at 936 Mud Bay Road, Haines, AK 99827. Right up front I'll admit that is not my legal... Read More...
Apr 12, 2011
 For Debra's 59th birthday she said she wanted to eat hot dogs cooked over a fire on the beach. She didn't think a lot of other people would be too thrilled about sitting on a potentially cold and... Read More...

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