I live and write on Lingít Aaní, and gratefully acknowledge the past, present and future caretakers of this beautiful place, the Jilkaat Kwaan and Jilkoot Kwaan.

From walking on the beach in the beautiful dusky dawn of these short December days, a family breakfast, the Snow Dragon and parade with Pizza Joe and the Uglys Gifts for Grub dinner, to the Holly Jolly Follies Christmas show–Little Dave was a terrific tree, “Bruce the Spruce”, Darlene reprised “The Fruitcake Lady” and Ole sang the Lutefisk Song—- it was a busy, bright, slightly wacky Haines holiday weekend.