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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...
Jan 12, 2011
The forecast in Haines is for severe winter weather, winds to fifty knots, high temperatures in the single digits and lows below zero, which is really cold here in town by the seaside. It will be... Read More...
Dec 31, 2010
Hi, here is my January Woman's Day column. And this is the last time you'll hear from me for about ten days. Things are a bit crazy here, as the Lendes are doing something we have no practice at-... Read More...
Dec 29, 2010
 We are chin-deep in the post-holiday doldrums with the flu and the snow and the somewhat tattered Christmas decorations. One section of lights on the tree is out. Chip just said, "When they ask me... Read More...
Dec 28, 2010
 I think it was Einstein who said that a hundred times a day he was reminded that his inner and outer life were dependent on the labors of other people, living and dead. Maybe he wrote that thought... Read More...
Dec 27, 2010
In the traditional calendar, today is only the the second day of Christmas. But even die-hard church folks know that the holiday began about a month ago, on Thanksgiving weekend. And here where it is... Read More...
Dec 26, 2010
 From Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales: One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices... Read More...
Dec 23, 2010
 Read all about this week's entertainment-- the puppet show, party & more-- at the Alaska Dispatch. Here's my Christmas letter from Haines.
Dec 22, 2010
This is a first for me, and it took a little figuring, but I believe I have learned how to post photos. So, here then are a few post cards of skating on Chilkoot Lake. My hands froze quickly as soon... Read More...
Dec 22, 2010
JJ is in the kitchen talking to Chip and his friend John, who has arrived for his decaf because it is too dark to start working yet. She's dressed for a run with Chandler, who is on the Cornell cross... Read More...
Dec 22, 2010
The north wind is shaking the house and the children (can you still call them that when the youngest is 20?) are nestled all snug in their beds, or whichever bed they can find. (They went to sleep... Read More...
Dec 21, 2010
Here's my Woman's Day Christmas column, hope you like it. 
Dec 21, 2010
 Morning Muscles was a little sparse this morning thanks to last night's lunar eclipse. The temperature may have something to do with it too, it's really cold and the wind won't quit. Then there's... Read More...
Dec 20, 2010
 I have a quiet moment, everyone is still asleep (it is dark at 8:15, so who blames them?) The ice is sort of good on Chilkoot Lake. Two seasoned skaters fell through Thursday night, but lived to... Read More...
Dec 20, 2010
It was more like a Christmas party than a gathering of TV critics, being Friday night and December 18-- and since the college kids are home and the tree is up. Sarah and the baby were there too, and... Read More...
Dec 18, 2010
 From Anne Sexton's poem, Welcome Morning: So while I think of it, let me paint a thank-you on my palm for this God, this laughter of the morning, lest it go unspoken. The Joy that isn't shared, I've... Read More...
Dec 16, 2010
This week's Alaska Dispatch column is up, read it here. 
Dec 16, 2010
We are making breakfast and planning cookies for later. (Baby Caroline and Sarah slept over, as Brian is in Petersburg with the basketball team.) JJ says, "Butter eggs, sugar, we have chocolate, we... Read More...

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