Heather's Blog

Oct 07, 2015
Can you tell I'm leaving for a few days and want to be sure to keep you updated on all things large and small? Here is the latest (unofficial until certified results) from the Haines Borough web... Read More...
Oct 07, 2015
To help celebrate Alaska Book Week I will be in Anchorage at Barnes and Noble 6-8 Thursday night. I hope I'm reading from Find the Good, but it may just be a signing--  ( I guess I am living in the... Read More...
Oct 07, 2015
When I showed a friend a picture of the last pile of white packages on my table, and said that our moose is now all wrapped and the freezer, he deadpanned that it didn’t look like a wrapped moose.... Read More...
Oct 04, 2015
"The search is the meaning, the search for beauty, love, kindness and restoration in this difficult, wired and messy era of ours. The miracle is that we are here, no matter how undone we've been the... Read More...
Oct 02, 2015
The sky has cleared and there's frost on the rose hips and it promises to be a lovely evening to hang out downtown for the First Friday arts celebration, and there's a ton happening. 5-7 the KHNS... Read More...
Oct 01, 2015
It's October, and that means Alaska Book Week is coming up. I used to be able to name the handful of great Alaska writers, now there are so many I can't even fit all my contemporary books by Alaskan... Read More...
Sep 30, 2015
Think of this as field notes from our moose camp-- or at least how the Lendes got our moose. I imagine there are as many different ways as there are hunters.  I took pictures of how my husband and I ... Read More...
Sep 29, 2015
Yes, we got a moose and we are happy. We hunted hard and it's not easy. He had three obvious brow tines, and is now all cut up and hanging in the garage. I love moose meat, and knowing exactly where... Read More...
Sep 25, 2015
19 moose have been taken so far, and as Chip says, none of them are ours. But we are off to try again this weekend, which is why I will miss my friend Seth Kantner's talk at the library at 3 on... Read More...
Sep 24, 2015
This is what my friend and I talked about walking the dogs this morning, in the long shadows of the equinox sun and yellow leaves and snow on the mountains and north wind blowing down the river as... Read More...
Sep 22, 2015
My dad used to say the best thing about going away was coming home again. It was so nice to take a hot bath and get into clean clothes that were made from materials I can pronounce. Like cotton. Chip... Read More...
Sep 16, 2015
This is what my mornings looked like the last few days- Caroline and I traveled to Juneau to hang out with baby James and his mother and aunt, and I assure you that babies and small children and... Read More...
Sep 10, 2015
These last few weeks with one foot standing in summer and the other in fall have been a little crazy. (In more ways than one.)There are fresh dahlias on the table and moose camp is up (the season... Read More...
Sep 06, 2015
"For the love of God is broader than the measure of the mind; and the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind." -Frederick W. Faber, words Hymn 470 in the Episcopal Church Hymnal 1982  
Sep 05, 2015
I think the cross country meet in Haines today begins at 1:45 at the fair grounds, but you'll want to be there a little earlier to walk out and watch it from somewhere on the course. Also, there is a... Read More...
Sep 04, 2015
Silvia Rose is, as what we call a "goer" .(And now a Terrific Two. Well almost, we celebrated a few days early to take advantage of the sunshine and a break in the fishing season so her hard... Read More...
Sep 03, 2015
So this morning Chip is reading all the news on the President's visit to Alaska. "He's having a blast," Chip said. Then he said, in a tone any Alaskan will recognize, especially on a sunny September... Read More...
Sep 02, 2015
Riding a bike on a cool clear morning with snow on the mountains reminded me of something I heard Richard Nelson, the writer from Sitka who used to talk to himself (and us) while exploring the... Read More...
Aug 30, 2015
Yesterday I was playing golf with Jenny Lyn. On the fourth hole there is a creek between the fairway where our drives landed and the bit of fairway where the green sits. The creek is in just the... Read More...
Aug 28, 2015
Please don't take it personally that I have been a little lax in keeping in touch. It has nothing to do with you I promise-- Summer is not traditionally my desk time and this one even more so than... Read More...
Aug 27, 2015
At the end of the yoga retreat we were challenged to begin a practice of thinking of four things each night before we fall asleep that brought us joy that day. Only four? My squirrel brain hoards... Read More...
Aug 20, 2015
It is my grand daughter's first day of school. I will be volunteering in her kindergarten room once a week and I'm looking forward to it. Yesterday, I had my weekly book talk on the Zaandam, a... Read More...
Aug 16, 2015
I am once again at Sarana's yoga retreat here in Haines. It is so close to home I can walk, which is my favorite way to "vacation." And this morning, during the meditation we begin each day with,... Read More...
Aug 14, 2015
Yes, the man in the bear suit does live here and I'm pretty sure I know his name, as there is only one guy with a bear suit in town and he wears it often, usually while roller blading. (And writes... Read More...
Aug 10, 2015
Grandma Joanne is making a divinity pie, which is made of Ritz crackers, walnuts, sugar, and egg whites, with a lot of whipped cream on top. It has been known to send at least one of our friends to... Read More...

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