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Dec 15, 2010
Dec.15, 2010- Two lambs are missing from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church nativity scene. At the Hospice of Haines holiday open house yesterday volunteer Dick Flegel said he hopes they'll come back... Read More...
Dec 14, 2010
 On Sunday we sang the Advent hymn People Look East, which includes the verse, "Make your house fair as you are able, trim the hearth and set the table" and I've been doing best. The good news is... Read More...
Dec 12, 2010
 Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) made the Anchorage Daily News best books list, along with some other pretty great Alaskan books.  They'd all make great... Read More...
Dec 12, 2010
You can read my latest column about the school Christmas concert at the Alaska Dispatch.
Dec 11, 2010
It is so easy to go through life looking feverishly for special ways to find God when God is most of all to be found in doing common things with uncommon concientiousness-- Joan Chittister, The Rule... Read More...
Dec 11, 2010
It is a busy day, with all the holiday activities, and fresh snow, and the kids on the way home for Christmas. (The girls arrive tomorrow, I think, since the ferry was canceled again today. Turns out... Read More...
Dec 10, 2010
The talk at Morning Muscles was the 4.2 earthquake. It struck last night at 8:43 somewhere back behind Santa Claus Mountain and almost all of us felt it. (Kim didn't, but her neighbor's dog is in... Read More...
Dec 08, 2010
 The Lighting of the Fort survived what organizer Annette Smith said was the worst weather, ever. It was raining snow, sideways. This has prompted concerns about the Snow Dragon's appearance in... Read More...
Dec 07, 2010
 I like this guide because it includes one of my books, shameless, I know. But it is extensive, and may help your holiday shopping. Please buy them at your local independent bookstore. This season,... Read More...
Dec 07, 2010
No doubt you were wondering why I haven't mentioned the Lighting of the Library. That's because my new column about it is in the Alaska Dispatch. The weekly column about small-town Alaskan life is... Read More...
Dec 06, 2010
The first episode of ten in the first TV series to be filmed in Haines  wasn't as bad as we had expected. Haines looked good,  and the only local guy in it, truck driver Donny Braaten, represented us... Read More...
Dec 04, 2010
So much to tell you about next week-- watching Gold Rush Alaska with friends and the Lighting of the Fort in the worst weather ever. The choir sang outside, knee deep in snow amidst torrential slush... Read More...
Dec 03, 2010
 Susie was on the radio yesterday afternoon, in full Texas twang. She's from Philadelphia but her heart is in Texas, or was, it is in Alaska now,  where she noted as she read the weather forecast,... Read More...
Dec 02, 2010
 Pizza Joe's lovely wife Holly Jo and a friend made this short video for YouTube that shows the Haines Snow Dragon being put together in the Elks Lodge before the parade a couple years ago, and me... Read More...
Dec 02, 2010
 Here's an Alaska reality show I'll watch. (Okay, I do like Deadliest Catch, in small doses.) They call is Gold Rush Alaska, and it was filmed in Haines last summer. It's about some would-be gold... Read More...
Dec 01, 2010
The bear tracks were coming down the mountain and we were going up. They were frozen and had been left in the slush, my husband and I reckoned, two days before our hike. The way the light snow had... Read More...
Nov 30, 2010
If you'd like to read my new monthly column and don't already have a subscription to Woman's Day, go to http://subscribe-womansday.com/code15F  (I just did and it worked.) 
Nov 30, 2010
 You know you have real friends when they are comfortable enough to call you at  5:15am to tell you Morning Muscles has been canceled because of the blizzard. I was in bed listening to the wind and... Read More...
Nov 28, 2010
 
Nov 28, 2010
Spiritual attitudes are always self-fulfilling. Suspect the world and you will find abundant reasons to suspect. Greet the world with open arms and an open heart and you will never cease to find... Read More...
Nov 27, 2010
There are two more deer to butcher, we did four yesterday.  I wrapped each trimmed roast, or bag of stew meat in clean white paper and labeled them- "Best Hind Roast" or "Three Small Tenderloins" or... Read More...
Nov 26, 2010
Maybe the  Turkey Trot should be the day after the big meal. I'm a little full this morning from the deer steaks, turkey, corn bread stuffing, green been casserole, cream curried onions, rutabagas,... Read More...
Nov 25, 2010
 Happy Thanksgiving! A photo thanks to my darling daughters home from college and an email to my neighbor James in South Africa (crazy but true. )Maybe there will be more, if I can figure out how the... Read More...
Nov 24, 2010
 "There's a bunch of bunny tracks in the snow," my husband said this morning, as he carried in an armload of firewood. The girls were still sleeping, and I should have been. My husband is an early... Read More...
Nov 23, 2010
It's not always easy gathering together for the holidays. My daughter Stoli somehow got out of Anchorage in yesterday's ice storm, and landed safely in Juneau last night. There's a light skiff of... Read More...

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