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Mar 14, 2011
 At Roger Potter's funeral Saturday in the Port Chilkoot Bible Church we sang old fashioned hymns, "What a Friend we Have in Jesus," "I'll Fly Away," and of course, "Amazing Grace." (Read his... Read More...
Mar 12, 2011
 From Rose Macaulay- "Only one hour in a the normal day is more pleasurable than the hour spent in bed with  a book before going to sleep, and that is the hour spent in bed with a book after being... Read More...
Mar 11, 2011
In response some mail I've had, this is a note for folks from far away who are curious about Haines and the Gold Rush Alaska TV show. An article in last week's Chilkat Valley News sums up what's... Read More...
Mar 10, 2011
Here's the new Woman's Day column. If you haven't picked up a Woman's Day lately, (or perhaps ever, except the doctor's office), you really should. It's not your mother's magazine anymore.  There are... Read More...
Mar 10, 2011
I remain with my nose to the laptop, frantically trying to complete my MFA in creative writing requirements by April 1. (The deadline was a big surprise, we thought we had until the end of May, or... Read More...
Mar 08, 2011
 There were 18 women in yoga yesterday. The month long, twice a week class is for beginners,  and people like me who like a little instruction in a gentle environment. As the teacher Nancy says, yoga... Read More...
Mar 07, 2011
Another photo-essay.             Also, of you haven't read last week's Alaska Dispatch column about dogs, and hiking, sort of, here it is.   
Mar 07, 2011
The girls basketball team didn't make it to state, but they played  a great game against Petersburg to play Sitka, which they lost, ending up third in the region. The Lady Glacier Bears stayed with... Read More...
Mar 05, 2011
 From Psalm 74: Thine is the day, O God, thine is also the night; thou hast established the moon and the sun. Thou has fixed all the boundaries of the earth; thou hast made summer and winter.
Mar 04, 2011
The Haines girls beat Wrangell today, and will play next at 8 am tomorrow morning. (I 'm not sure who.) But if they win, they'll play Sitka for second place and a berth at the state championship... Read More...
Mar 04, 2011
It was hard to listen to the Glacier Bear girls' game last night, poor Chip, I kept hollering at the radio. First they were down, then tied, then up, then down, then tied, then up, then tied, then... Read More...
Mar 04, 2011
A story in pictures:      
Mar 03, 2011
If you haven't heard Doug Olerud call a basketball game, you really should. He is terrific. Doug announced the Haines Boys' game last night from Juneau. KHNS time delayed it, which was too bad, as... Read More...
Mar 03, 2011
I've been getting a lot of mail lately, and it always makes me smile, here's a sampler:   It has even been windy out here at Bug lake! My outhouse door was ripped off   the hinges a few nights ago... Read More...
Mar 03, 2011
First, a little photo essay from the trip home from Morning Muscles at 7am. It's light out, anyway. Summer can't be that far off, can it? (After some coffee I'll write something brilliant, pithy and... Read More...
Feb 28, 2011
 Just reading the marine weather forecast makes me cold, and a little alarmed, here it is: NORTHERN LYNN CANAL-   400 PM AKST MON FEB 28 2011 ...STORM WARNING TUESDAY... ...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY... Read More...
Feb 27, 2011
I figure this is like coming for a winter walk with me, only a lot warmer.       
Feb 26, 2011
I received a letter this week from Berkshire, England. It was addressed "Mrs. Heather Lende, (I'm sure this will reach you!) Haines, Alaska U.S.A. When I told  my friend Debra that I was so pleased... Read More...
Feb 25, 2011
 I'm still writing, writing, writing, as Eloise would say, but I took a few pictures on the walk home from Morning Muscles  I thought you might like. I think of these little photo albums as picture... Read More...
Feb 24, 2011
It's been two weeks since I've attended Morning Muscles, what with traveling and the flu that's been going around keeping our flexible and fit instructor Marnie bed bound-- but the good news is that... Read More...
Feb 23, 2011
About fifty people, from elders to the Policeman Simon's youngest child, he's just now walking, attended the classical piano concert last night in the Chilkat Center and heard Tien Hsieh give the... Read More...
Feb 22, 2011
 I'm busy writing a column and a novel. Seriously. But I still need groceries, so took a few pictures to hold you over while I was in town. Oh, there was one warm moment. Here's Chip reading to... Read More...
Feb 22, 2011
This wedding announcement from the Sunday Juneau Empire says miles about Alaska. (I love it.)  Parnell, Adams to wed JUNEAU EMPIRE Grace Parnell and Austin Adams of Anchorage will be married in July... Read More...
Feb 21, 2011
When our choir director Nancy Nash introduced us before Saturday's performance in the Chilkat Center at the Wear Red Day party that focused on women's heart health, she said we were perfect for the... Read More...
Feb 19, 2011
 From Thornton Wilder's play Our Town: "Now there are some things we all know, but we don't take 'em out and look at 'em very often. We all know something is eternal. And it ain't houses, and it ain'... Read More...

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