Heather's Blog

Mar 03, 2016
I flew from Kodiak to Anchorage first thing Sunday morning, and the plan was to fly Alaska Airlines from there to Juneau shortly after arriving, which meant I'd be able to spend the day and night in... Read More...
Mar 02, 2016
I came home in time to vote in the Republican caucus poll, but am not a Republican so I couldn't. The Republican I am married to did not vote. He can't see any of the candidates being president. One... Read More...
Feb 25, 2016
Of course it is. Even if the pool is closed and Marnie is out of town so there is no yoga or Morning Muscles, and it's raining and gray. So gray that yesterday planes didn't fly all day (in spite of... Read More...
Feb 23, 2016
It was like the 80s logging and mill battles all over again last night at the Chilkat Center only this time it was mining vs. fish. (Sort of. It wasn't meant to be, but we jumped the gun.) "A little... Read More...
Feb 22, 2016
I have two obituaries to write today for teacher Betty Venables who taught at The Haines Christian School back when there was one,  and George Meacock Jr., who was the son of a prominent pioneering... Read More...
Feb 21, 2016
“They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't... Read More...
Feb 19, 2016
The Chilkat River isn't so much talking this morning as it is howling-- my face has a fine layer of silty grit thanks to the dust storm blowing down from Klukwan. I would have taken a picture, but my... Read More...
Feb 17, 2016
I read something funny the other day, that the same person who put the ru in February must have put the ne in Wednesday. It is that time of year when even the little things can be difficult to deal... Read More...
Feb 16, 2016
Here is a short, non-political, critically informative video explanation of Alaska's financial crisis by Gunnar Knapp that every Alaskan should watch and share with friends. Thanks to Charles... Read More...
Feb 14, 2016
"Smile at each other; smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other – it doesn’t matter who it is – and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each... Read More...
Feb 12, 2016
So this week we've had snow, sun, clouds, wind, calm, cold, warm-- and Alaska made the national news because there's not enough snow in Anchorage to start the Iditarod sled dog race there this year.... Read More...
Feb 09, 2016
"The birds they sang  at the break of day  Start again  I heard them say  Don't dwell on what  has passed away  or what is yet to be...  Ring the bells that still can ring  Forget your perfect... Read More...
Feb 05, 2016
Monday I had half of my teeth cleaned, not the top half or the bottom half, but the right side of my mouth from the molars to the gap between my front teeth. Which may be why I felt so lopsided until... Read More...
Jan 31, 2016
 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but... Read More...
Jan 29, 2016
Yesterday on the radio Janine said she thought the sky was growing lighter and that there may even be a little sun, so Pearl and I looked up, and sure enough there was a blue haze behind the gray, so... Read More...
Jan 28, 2016
The Haines assembly did some great good the other night by supporting the pre-school and giving them another year in the old Human Resource Building where they have been for over thirty years, and... Read More...
Jan 26, 2016
We play this game at the Seattle airport: who ever sees someone we know first has to buy the other breakfast. It took Chip about ten minutes to win, and of course Nelle and Larry came over to our... Read More...
Jan 05, 2016
Chip and I are off to a quiet little town in Mexico today and I should be back at my desk in about three weeks. There will be sketchy internet where we are going, but I am choosing to ignore it and... Read More...
Jan 03, 2016
This is a thought I stole from the back page of the new Hospice of Haines newsletter, and is a favorite quote of my friend Beth, the HOH director. I think it is a very good one to begin 2016 with. ... Read More...
Dec 28, 2015
I kind of missed Sunday's Thought. (I am feeling like the mouse who was not stirring in Madeleine's Christmas, because 'like everyone else in that house which was old, the mouse was in bed with a... Read More...
Dec 25, 2015
On Earth Peace, Good Will Toward All.
Dec 23, 2015
It is tad crazy here, in the best way-- plus the snow is so beautiful and deep and white it's like Mother Nature gave the whole town new clothes for Christmas. Here's a post card:
Dec 20, 2015
Last night's Holly Jolly Follies, the now annual Christmas variety show (or at least annual as long as Suzy and Tod organize, direct, and stage it) was perfect, if I do say so myself. I got to be in... Read More...
Dec 17, 2015
Yesterday I was in the bookstore when Lucy Harrell came in with her friend Jim and I asked if she was buying gifts and she said, "No, I'm giving them." She handed Liz a check for 1,000 dollars for... Read More...
Dec 15, 2015
I was so grumpy this morning that I had to say to myself "find the good" when I rolled out of bed at 5:15, which is kind of funny. I was at rehearsal last night from about 6-9 at the Chilkat Center... Read More...

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