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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...
Feb 02, 2011
 With the rain in mind, here is a timely typo (and nice sentiments) from the January Presbyterian church newsletter:   Keep on Living the Christmas Spirit Seasonal greetings and kindness should just... Read More...
Feb 02, 2011
 The rain is raining all a round it rains on field tree, it rains on the umbrellas here and on the ships at sea. I was thinking of Robert Louis Stevenson's  verse this morning, listening to the hard... Read More...
Jan 29, 2011
 From a poem by Jane Kenyon called Let Evening Come: To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop in the oats, to air in the lung  let evening come. Let it come, as it will, and don't be afraid. God does... Read More...
Jan 28, 2011
We have had  a week of rainy wind, and it washed all the snow off  the beach. Now it is clear and cooler, again, but with the low water in the Chilkat River thanks to ice higher up, the beach where... Read More...
Jan 28, 2011
 At our Hospice of Haines board meeting this week we passed the tissues. Vince began the meeting with a prayer, and asked that we keep Mary Miles in our hearts as her husband had suddenly died. Nancy... Read More...
Jan 27, 2011
So, my daughter JJ was once featured on the Prairie Home Companion annual joke show. She was about ten, and her joke was about introducing hamburgers, the punchline was "meat Patty." Anyway, JJ... Read More...
Jan 26, 2011
Here are a few images of the second Skagway-Haines basketball game. The mighty Panthers won it. They played fast and passed the ball hard, sank three-pointers and  were fun to watch.   Here's Coach... Read More...
Jan 25, 2011
I wrote a little sketch on snowshoeing on Mt. Ripinsky for National Geographic Traveler that was just  shared in the latest edition of the news magazine, The Week.  So far so good. But as soon as... Read More...
Jan 25, 2011
 Sometimes the best teamwork is not on the basketball court. After school superintendent Michael Byer announced the players and coaches for the Lady Glacier Bears and Wrangell Lady Wolves Saturday... Read More...
Jan 24, 2011
We heard the emergency broadcast on an EMT's pager at church, the voice said there was a 63 year old man, unresponsive on Mosquito Lake, CPR had begun. When the service was over another EMT, arriving... Read More...
Jan 22, 2011
 In Bishop Desmond Tutu's book,  God Has a Dream, he writes: So how do we ensure that goodness does prevail?...Our decisions--personal, corporate, at play, at home, in private and in public-- make... Read More...
Jan 22, 2011
It's wet and windy today, about forty degrees warmer than last Saturday's sub-zero temperatures. A good day to be indoors timing the annual swim meet. Yesterday there was a a brief moment around two... Read More...
Jan 21, 2011
The ferry arrives with swimmers and basketball players for this weekend's competitions.   Loading up the Wrangell Girls in the school van for the ride to town.
Jan 21, 2011
Tonight the Haines miners will no doubt lose another 1000 dollars  and face imminent financial and personal ruin. It was fun to see Dorsey fishing with friend Greg Bigbsy in last week's show, and the... Read More...
Jan 20, 2011
 I skidded and swerved in the new snow (it was deeper and slicker than I'd expected)  up the hill and down again to Morning Muscles. It looks like Afternoon Muscles will be shoveling and hauling some... Read More...
Jan 19, 2011
Here is Merry’s obituary, written in Chilkat Valley News style, though not published there, as editor Tom Morphet does not document dog deaths, unless they are news. Merry was never in the news. She... Read More...
Jan 18, 2011
First, my dog Merry did die, yesterday afternoon, peacefully, with Forte (and me) by her side. A full obituary will run tomorrow. If you want some light reading, here's my latest Alaska Dispatch... Read More...
Jan 17, 2011
We have been saying goodbye to a gentle old dog. Merry is, we guess, 16. She's lived with us about fourteen years, but was a full grown abandoned stray when we adopted her (or she us?) one Christmas... Read More...
Jan 15, 2011
Since we are celebrating Caroline's first birthday today (it was yesterday, but her dad was in Sitka with the basketball team he coaches) I thought I'd share a birthday prayer from the Book of Common... Read More...
Jan 14, 2011
For those of you who aren't facebookers, here's a link to my latest Woman's Day column. It is in the Valentine's issue. 
Jan 14, 2011
 I know, that’s kind of a mouthful, and after the tragedy in Tucson and the President's eulogies at the memorial, topical. But by coincidence, this was the subject of the fourth Community Matters... Read More...
Jan 13, 2011
 I'm afraid re-entry has been a little bit of a shock on my intestines, or that I have brought back a little bit of Mexico and it really doesn't want to stay in my stomach. It's a good thing it is so... Read More...

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