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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...
Apr 11, 2011
 It was something to look and see this when I woke up Monday morning, especially after such a sunny Sunday evening. But we all know that snow can fall in any month, and snow in April is common. The... Read More...
Apr 10, 2011
 I was under the weather yesterday, but managed to rally briefly for Ellen's memorial service before returning to bed. While I was napping, my neighbor Betty dropped off an Easter book by Tasha Tudor... Read More...
Apr 08, 2011
At choir practice last night Nancy said the Woman's Day column on our choir was now on-line. So if you don't have a subscription, here it is. (I prefer to read paper magazines when I'm in the bathtub... Read More...
Apr 08, 2011
This morning something jammed in the KHNS radio automation system, so we heard last Friday's April Fool's Day stories. The one about a new Alaska reality show called "Green Necks" really had me going... Read More...
Apr 07, 2011
 So, I saw Lee as I was leaving the grocery store, and he said, "I thought of you today." And I said thank you. I thought he had meant he thought of me today because it's April 7, the sixth... Read More...
Apr 06, 2011
What with this website's new splash, the paperback launch hoopla, a trip to Juneau to be the featured writer for the UAS Literary&Arts Journal Tidal Echoes , my agent's praise of my novel... Read More...
Apr 03, 2011
If you can't get a subscription to the Chilkat Valley News, which I'd suggest, since a paper is best read in your hands and used later for fire starter or house breaking puppies, you may read the... Read More...
Apr 03, 2011
 From the poem "Hardest to Love", by Tina Johnson in the UAS Tidal Echoes Literary & Arts Journal 2011: I want to love best those things that are hardest to love, the cold rain no one welcomes... Read More...
Apr 01, 2011
 Alaska has the shameful distinction of being in the top five states when it comes to domestic violence and child abuse. Governor Sean Parnell wants to change that, and has encouraged Choose Respect... Read More...
Apr 01, 2011
The April 17 issue of Woman's Day includes my column "Sing as One" about the Haines A Cappella Women's Choir. One song I mention, Emily Dickinson's poem "Hope" set to an Irish melody by our director... Read More...

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