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Jul 15, 2015
That's what Chip asked me when I told him I swam hard for an hour straight  in the pool this morning. "You don't want to know," I told him. The harbor project was on my mind, particularly preserving... Read More...
Jul 13, 2015
I wanted to say something at Fireman Al’s retirement party yesterday. Something about how he saved my life, and something about how he not only responds when living people need help in an emergency,... Read More...
Jul 08, 2015
  I was on the radio yesterday, doing my weekly country show hosting in between two obituaries ( William H. Seward impersonator and history buff John Venables and fisherman and artist Jay Miller.) I... Read More...
Jul 05, 2015
"Believe today in all the good you have done, in all the good you have been, in all the good you are each and every day you wake to what God has called you to do." - Bishop Steven Charleston
Jul 02, 2015
It's a good thing it rained all day, because I didn't mind hanging out in the kitchen peeling and boiling potatoes and eggs and chopping celery and onion and mixing in what looked like a gallon of... Read More...
Jul 01, 2015
Yesterday was my birthday. I'm 56, and very happy to have made it this far, thank you very much. I was sitting on the porch with a bunch of women friends gathered for Zumba and wine (my daughter is... Read More...
Jun 28, 2015
"When all thy mercies, O my God, my rising soul surveys, transported with the view, I'm lost in wonder,love, and praise." -- Joseph Addison ( Words to Hymn 415 in the Episcopal Hymnal)
Jun 27, 2015
It's been a big week. After re-testing, the town water turns out fine and perhaps always was. No one got sick and no babies or old people died. (I read too much about E.Coli outbreaks this week, as... Read More...
Jun 26, 2015
Boy is it windy-- gusting to 55 knots at the Eldred Rock lighthouse. It was work walking Pearl into the wind this morning. But we friends and dogs walked with light hearts from just living in these... Read More...
Jun 25, 2015
Yesterday late afternoon the Borough announced that a routine test of the town water system found E.coli, and told users to boil water for cooking and drinking (and I would add bathing babies), for... Read More...
Jun 23, 2015
My mother used to say that my quiet husband (especially around his in-laws) didn't say much, but what he said was "pithy." I thought about that when on Sunday morning Chip looked at the Fort Seward... Read More...
Jun 21, 2015
A year ago on Father's Day, the day after the annual Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay, we were at Harborview trauma center in Seattle and a team of doctors were figuring out how to put Chip... Read More...
Jun 17, 2015
Well, this a first-- my walking pal and I were too busy this morning to meet at the same time and walk the dogs together-- she had to make breakfast in two shifts for her house guests, Chip and I... Read More...
Jun 16, 2015
I went to Pizza Joe Parnell's harbor expansion informational meeting last night. (He took it on himself as a concerned citizen to hold a town hall style meeting that the Borough powers felt was not... Read More...
Jun 11, 2015
 Two huge Holland America Line ships, with about 3,000 people on each, alternate weekly Wednesday dockings here until October, the Oosterdam and the Zaandam. (In Haines where we are challenged by... Read More...
Jun 08, 2015
John and Denise exchanged wedding vows in John's pole barn -- (You should have seen it a few days ago-- his twin brother said.-- He had about four vehicles in here, boats, tools, supplies--) John is... Read More...
Jun 07, 2015
"The world is full of happiness, and plenty to go round, if only you are willing to take the kind that comes your way."-- Jean Webster
Jun 05, 2015
On the cruise ship the other day, after I went through the  Haines Borough harbor security check, and handed the ship security man my passport which he locked in a cupboard and exchanged for a guest... Read More...
Jun 02, 2015
I will be staying put for a while. There's a day trip to Skagway to sign books at the bookstore there next week I think-- (I'll let you know what day, when I do), and Sitka in September, and... Read More...
May 27, 2015
I arrived home a few hours before a full house for beerfest weekend and my son's 26th birthday, which he flew home for. I've decided that the Haines beerfest (technically The 23rd Annual Great Alaska... Read More...
May 22, 2015
It is so nice to be home-- I sort of jumped in with both feet and have a very full house this weekend. All five of my children will be home at once-- and all five grandchildren. No, it's not... Read More...
May 13, 2015
It's been a flurry of a few days at home-- the sun, the garden, the family, the laundry and the construction-- the bedroom is more or less done, but the bath room is still wrapped in visqueen and... Read More...
May 10, 2015
My Dad always used to say it's nice to go away but nicer to come home. I'm not even sure how nice is it is to travel, since I prefer to stay put. I am not an adventurer. My father traveled a lot (... Read More...
May 04, 2015
Actually, it's more like in the sky-- to-ing and fro-ing. Palmer was great Saturday, Fireside books is a terrific store, and it was really neat to see how the bookstore, a cafe, some shops, and the... Read More...
Apr 30, 2015
I spent an hour and half on a wonderful blog-- full of love and gratitude for the library  board and staff and Friends who made me feel like a lemon queen at the launch-- and for all of you who came... Read More...

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