Heather's Blog

May 05, 2010
 Went to John and Sharon Svenson's gallery opening Sunday and it was so artsy I felt like I was in New York City, only with more light and color. No one wore black, and there was no concrete, just... Read More...
May 04, 2010
So, my elbow and arm and hand have been killing me. It hurts to pick up a can of tomatoes and to type. (I am an ergonomic nightmare- two fingers pecking hunched over a laptop too high on my desk...)... Read More...
May 03, 2010
I've been reading an advanced copy of Alaska writer Charles Wohlforth's new book The Fate of Nature to be published in June. It is in many ways the story of the human side of the Exxon Valdez oil... Read More...
May 03, 2010
I have some stuff everywhere today, it seems. Read about hooligan oil and hearts at the Alaska Dispatch and about writing at 49 Writers, where I'm May's guest blogger. There's a new book story in the... Read More...
May 01, 2010
 It's May Day, and the kids at Mud Bay will be dancing around the May Pole at Paradise Cove, and there will be a party this evening to remember Neil " Doc"  Ramsey on the beach near my house. Doc... Read More...
Apr 30, 2010
I'll be at the bookstore in Haines today from noon until two or so, if you'd like a book signed. 
Apr 29, 2010
So, while I was fretting about the early release of Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs, my friend called and said she was thrilled. Now she has a Mother's Day gift. Then she said I should be... Read More...
Apr 28, 2010
 Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs  is now on sale in Haines at the Babbling Book store. (907)-766-3356. Crazy, but true,  I just signed a few hundred copies. I am as surprised as you are. I'... Read More...
Apr 28, 2010
 When I was in New York it was sunny and we walked everywhere. The sidewalks and Central Park walking lanes were full of people, and no one said hello except the groundskeepers in the park. Now I... Read More...
Apr 27, 2010
Here is another tip for nervous flyers from a pilot friend, "Better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air, than in the air wishing you were on the ground." (Tip might not be the proper word... Read More...
Apr 26, 2010
There is a new column up at the Alaska Dispatch, which is a paper you should check out, if you haven't. You'll learn a lot about the state there, politically, socially and economically.  When I was... Read More...
Apr 26, 2010
 If all the bird life weren't enough of a thrill, I was sipping my coffee when suddenly (yes, suddenly) there was a moose right next to the window. I yelled to Eliza, and we jumped up and he looked... Read More...
Apr 25, 2010
We rode out to Lutak this morning on the new pavement in calm sunshine as the tide was coming in. We were just in time to see about a gazillion feeding shorebirds on the flats at the mouth of the... Read More...
Apr 23, 2010
Raven's Brew coffee of Ketchikan is sponsoring my book tour this spring, and they are adding a bunch of stuff about it to their site, including a sneak preview where you may a read a chapter if you'd... Read More...
Apr 23, 2010
It was so nice to wake up to the gulls calling and diving out the window this morning. It looks more like spring back east, but sounds more like it here. The Eulachon are in and the sky over the tide... Read More...
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...

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