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.

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Homer, Home and Henry

Homer, Home and Henry

Yesterday I opened a crate of stuff I'd shipped from Dad's farm to Haines. It has been in the barn at our lumberyard for two weeks, since it arrived just as I headed off to Homer for a week at The Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference. I was inspired by Toni Jensen,...

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A Time to Keep

A Time to Keep

Welcome Henry! Our tenth grandchild was born Saturday, and he, along with my daughter JJ, her husband Bryan and big sister  Emilia are doing just grand. It's been a quiet time, this waiting, and wondering and all the little worries that come with childbirth-- and then...

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Sunday’s Thought

Sunday’s Thought

I'm home, after cleaning out my parents' old house on the farm they loved, and saying goodbye to all of it. Yes, it's  a lot. I promised myself I wouldn't take too much stuff, that I'd be good about tossing, weeding, giving it away. Then I filled an old steamer truck...

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