Heather's Blog

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...
Mar 17, 2010
 The Haines Glacier Bear boys are the new 3A state champions! They beat the Nome Nanooks 46-45. It is too much. Amazing and wonderful! (And I never use exclamation points. Well, never except in... Read More...
Mar 17, 2010
 Here is a preview from the Anchorage Daily News columnist Beth Bragg on tonight's state championship game between Haines and Nome. Read this and you'll know a lot more about Nome. She doesn't write... Read More...
Mar 16, 2010
 The Haines Glacier Bears won again tonight. The boys beat the Barrow Whalers 57-45. Kyle Fossman was the player of the game with 31 points. Kyle Rush had 13  and Tyler Swinton 9. (I also have a soft... Read More...
Mar 16, 2010
Spring is the time of year I start thinking more about weird accidents. No doubt since I was run over by a truck on an otherwise lovely April morning on a quiet street in town. When my sister told me... Read More...
Mar 16, 2010
 The other night I made moose stew. The rule at our house is that the cook doesn't do the dishes. This means my husband is the dishwasher, mostly. After the meal we all were full and sleepy, and I... Read More...
Mar 15, 2010
The Haines Glacier Bear boys beat the Galena Hawks in overtime 71-66. Kyle Fossman had 30 points, and his dad, coach Steve Fossman kept the team's heads and hearts in a really close game where I don'... Read More...
Mar 14, 2010
The new column is up at the Alaska Dispatch, and I kind of like this one. Sometimes I don't, but I have to come up with something each week, and while I know I should plan ahead, I don't always.  ... Read More...

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