Heather's Blog

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...
Feb 18, 2011
 Before my father’s big retirement dinner on February 18 in Manhattan we stopped to see my mother at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. We needed a map to find the plot in the 400 acre urban graveyard.... Read More...
Feb 18, 2011
I just got back, and have to take good care of my dogs and husband. But here's a photo essay of the trip. First stop Florida. Saw Chip's sister compete in a horse event, visited Grandma Joanne, and... Read More...
Feb 13, 2011
From Florida, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' (The Yearling author) rural home at Cross Creek. I'm still short on internet time, so forgive me, but here's a postcard of the lovely place.  
Feb 11, 2011
Sorry I haven't checked in, I'm in an internet free zone in Florida, where we are watching Chip's sister Karen O'Connor ride at a horse event. Here's a postcard. Maybe I'll chat later, but it may not... Read More...
Feb 08, 2011
Here's the news: no puppies yet for Windsor and Stikine, Debra and Anne Marie's Labs. Or at least not that I know of, but come to think of it neither Debra nor Anne Marie were at Morning Muscles.... Read More...
Feb 07, 2011
My dog Forte is thinking about starting a facebook page after his Woman's Day column debut. It made sense that I wrote about my dog for the March issue, since in Alaska, March is Iditarod Sled Dog... Read More...
Feb 05, 2011
 From Joan Chittister's  The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century: If Benedictine spirituality understands anything about life at all, it understands the corrosive effects of... Read More...
Feb 04, 2011
 Last night I went to bed happy thanks to a terrific evening of funny, sweet skits (and desserts) by the high school debate drama and forensic team, the Glacier Bards, and my night table reading. I... Read More...
Feb 03, 2011
I'm trying to decide which adventure I'd rather be on right now, Joanie and Sammy's pilgrimage to Graceland, (Sammy is a special needs adult and Joanie is a caregiving friend)  or my husband and... Read More...
Feb 03, 2011
  Last Friday my husband and I figured we'd watch Gold Rush Alaska before the high school basketball game. We’d missed an episode, but nothing had changed. The miners were still losing 1000 dollars a... Read More...

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