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 Wolforth's column in the Dispatch, which is a good read as well. There will also be a citizen discussion about the Haines economy Saturday night at 7:00 in the Chilkat Center.
I know, I said Happy Tuesday and it is. Morning Muscles was crowded. Must be Lent? Or the daylight? We have a full 8 hours and 18 minutes today is what I think heard Jillian say on the radio this morning. It's cooler today, but still spring like. Yesterday Chip and I rode the bikes outside.
I couldn't hear the radio because I am distracted by barking dogs. Three. I'm dog-sitting for family and neighbors. I am waiting for the morning dog walk parade to pass by the yard before venturing out with my pack for march on the beach. I want to be good neighbor.
There's a Rivertalk evening this Thursday at the Chilkat Center, and Dr. Wolfe has a pet shot clinic from noon to 1:30 Friday at the gas station where her office is across from the post office. (Pearl needs a rabies booster.) The Winter Olympics are once again happening at the Fairgrounds 10-1 on Saturday. (Although my guess is skiing and hockey are out. Perhaps a golf tournament? Golfers have been playing some of the ice free holes on the course.)
One more thing.
Great, now they think I'm barking too, so we are all barking--
"Quiet!" "Woof" "Quiet" "Woof!"
Anyway, where was I?
I'm reading a book that will be out this spring about what author Melody Warnick calls, "the art and science of loving the place you live" and what makes a town or city "home", and how you can help to create and support a thriving, caring community. Here's one to-do list she includes in the book:
1. Walk more
3. Do fun stuff
7. Eat local
8. Become more political
9. Create something new
10. Stay loyal through hard times