Heather's Blog

Apr 22, 2010
In Juneau, actually, waiting to catch a flight home, at a motel across the street from the airport. My plane leaves at 7:45, so I can leave here at about 7:25. I am a bit scatter-shot-- But I have... Read More...
Apr 12, 2010
Clyde's Column is up at the Alaska Dispatch.  Phew. Now it's time for a great breakfast. Fresh dolly varden, toast and tomatoes. I've been looking forward to it since I fell asleep. Chip and I went... Read More...
Apr 09, 2010
I am going to be on West Coast Live with Jane Smiley. Is it okay to ask for her autograph in the green room? If you are in San Francisco June 12, join us. Me and my good friend Jane Smiley, that is.... Read More...
Apr 09, 2010
 Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs has been chosen as an Indie Next Pick for June! This is the national organization of independent bookstores, so that's good news. Booksellers make the picks... Read More...
Apr 09, 2010
I'm a bit scattered. I had a column due yesterday and Jesse was here fixing the Internet and phone, and then Eliza needed help taking the second graders to the beach. (Lovely day, darling kids- write... Read More...
Apr 07, 2010
Five years ago today, I was all ready to start the Hospice of Haines  training-- where I'd learn how to change a bed with someone in it, or use a walker,  who to call when you need help in the middle... Read More...
Apr 06, 2010
The 100th anniversary of anything is cause for much celebration.  Certainly the 100th birthday of our town is  a reason for dancing in the streets and big doings. Except we missed it. Haines was... Read More...
Apr 05, 2010
 I promised to tell you more about Easter, and baby Caroline's baptism, but I'm not sure how much. This is the tricky part of blogging- and writing for a living. The day and the events will make a... Read More...
Apr 04, 2010
 So, the weekly is column is up. (It's about the annual blessing of the fleet.) I already had a note from a friend in Arizona who said it sounds like I really could use a vacation-- like yesterday. I... Read More...
Apr 02, 2010
My friend Phyllis called to say she was walking her Newfoundland puppy (Zebby is as big as a chicken coop these days) near the lumberyard and saw Sarah's white cat. " Well, I thought it was a cat,... Read More...
Apr 01, 2010
Another beautiful day, ( although a bit muddy underfoot ),  made even more so by the BIG  news from the Borough committee meeting last night.    The Manager has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with... Read More...
Mar 31, 2010
Went to the Borough Assembly meeting last night, and it was pretty good. Part of becoming a grandmother, I figure, is to stand up for things that make this community the kind that Caroline should be... Read More...
Mar 30, 2010
I jogged around town this morning and then home from Morning Muscles. I had that Chelsea morning song in my head, it was so nice. I changed it to Chilkat morning though. On Lynn Canal there were calm... Read More...
Mar 29, 2010
The new column is up at the Alaska Dispatch. It is about being a normal Democrat. There are quite a few in Alaska.  
Mar 27, 2010
The Haines Merchants couldn't beat Angoon tonight. I think it was 104-96. We gave up on the radio, but had a text message from the gym. Apparently the guys rallied at the end, but not quite enough... Read More...
Mar 27, 2010
 We didn't hear the game very well, since the reception on KINY ( a Juneau radio station) was like being in a rusty submarine in a hurricane with a howling pack of wolves. But the Haines team won. ... Read More...
Mar 26, 2010
At choir practice last night our director, Nancy Nash, said, "How about the Glacier Glee Club?" She has been trying to think of names for our women's chorus. "I like it, it sounds like an East Coast... Read More...
Mar 25, 2010
I found this wonderful link to a great way not to be grumpy in March. Fellow Algonquin author Julia Alvarez, who lives in Vermont, wrote a Haiku a day to get through the manic month.  This may be a... Read More...
Mar 24, 2010
It's Spring break and that means the annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in Juneau. Klukwan is playing now, I think. The Haines Merchants have advanced in the Mighty B Bracket, and play again... Read More...
Mar 24, 2010
My husband's hunting partner John just called. He calls every morning at about seven. When I picked up the phone he said, "Nice stinking day. There's a hell of a lot of snow out there." He didn't... Read More...
Mar 22, 2010
The good news keeps on coming. The Haines cheerleaders, in the person of Shelly Turner wearing the bear suit, won the state championship in the mascot division. I hope Shelly does her routine for us... Read More...
Mar 20, 2010
If they ever make another movie in Haines (aside from a ski or snowboard film, that is.) It should have a scene like the one yesterday at the ferry terminal welcoming the team home. One where you can... Read More...
Mar 18, 2010
In case you haven't heard, there is a parade in from the ferry tomorrow morning (Friday) for the victorious team. (Check to be sure it's on time, but the plan is to gather about 11:15 out there.)  ... Read More...
Mar 18, 2010
 Kyle Fossman is the Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year. (!) (I'm trying to control the exclamation points, but the Glacier Bears  make that really hard.) His mother told me it is a big deal. I... Read More...
Mar 18, 2010
 I am procrastinating on a column, (okay, actually I'm waiting until 9:00am to call Ann Marie Fossman and ask her about the game. I figure the assistant coach -and wife of head coach Steve Fossman... Read More...

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