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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December is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful…

Which makes no sense, but is a riff on a Jimmy Buffet tune, and he is one of my favorites thanks to a college roommate from Florida who brought his albums to our Vermont dorm room in 1981.The line comes from popular The Weather is Beautiful, Wish You Were Here style...

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The Third of December

The Third of December

Have you noticed a pattern? (Hint: three in a row.) I'm trying to be my own Advent calendar. Blame it on the daily Advent devotion from Marsh Chapel at Boston University. (I started listening to the Sunday services during the pandemic and still do, except not on...

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Dec 2

Dec 2

“There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” — Amanda Gorman It is the 2nd anniversary of the fatal slide and life-altering weather event. It seems both far and near-- so much has happened since then, and we are...

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