Heather's Blog

Apr 24, 2018
And so, dear gentle reader, You see, by all the rules, That earth's whole population Except ourselves are fools. - Abner Cosens ​The nicest thing about knowing you, and keeping in touch, and sharing... Read More...
Apr 23, 2018
"Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you...Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?- every, every minute? -Thornton Wilder, Our Town It's a wet start to a busy... Read More...
Apr 22, 2018
“This is what we can promise the future: a legacy of care. That we will be good stewards and not take too much or give back too little, that we will recognize wild nature for what it is, in all its... Read More...
Apr 16, 2018
"The world changes. The ground shifts. We still make plans. We still find gifts." ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda Here's what you need to know this week: Earth Week kicked off with all kinds of fun stuff... Read More...
Apr 10, 2018
It's been a long winter and to say it's been a rough few weeks is an understatement, which is why I haven't even tried to write about what has been happening. It's a lot to absorb and I don't want to... Read More...
Mar 18, 2018
  “The life pouring through us, pumping our heart and breathing through our lungs, did not begin at our birth or conception. Like every particle in every atom and molecule of our bodies, it goes back... Read More...
Mar 12, 2018
    Chip has been away, visiting his mother and cycling down south. He's on weather hold now waiting to fly up from Juneau, and if that doesn't workout he'll ride the ferry that arrives from Juneau... Read More...
Mar 11, 2018
  "When our intention is to do good for others, and we nurture that intention, we can have faith, that in some way, often unknown to us, it ripples out."- Sharon Salzberg in her book, Faith.    
Mar 06, 2018
Blame it on the sunshine, or blame it on Manic March. But I showed up a day early for a funeral this weekend and a day early for a writing workshop today. When I told my dog walking pal she said, "... Read More...
Mar 04, 2018
"Belief isn't always easy. But this much I have learned- if not enough else- to live with my eyes open-- "   From Mary Oliver's poem, "In the Storm"       
Mar 01, 2018
What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours. I've been singing that all week, as the storms and clearing see-saw back and forth. Yesterday, as my friend and I walked our dogs in the snowy gales we... Read More...
Feb 25, 2018
"You shall love your crooked neighbor with your crooked heart."- W.H. Auden My favorite lessons are from Matthew's gospel. Blessed are the meek,  blessed are the peacemakers, and let your shine in... Read More...
Feb 24, 2018
Dear Lisa, It was nice to see the 'Find the Good' headline in the Empire today, following your speech. It's a great way to walk in this world.  I am asking you to lead the charge for sanity... Read More...
Feb 20, 2018
So , I went to Hawaii and learned to surf. Sort of. Not on a board in the ocean like my son the real surfer does, but in my head. I'm still a beginner, but it's a start at least.  I decided not to... Read More...
Feb 07, 2018
I'm off to a warm beach. With my daughter and two grandchildren. (Someone has to babysit.) I will be back in about ten days with a full report and pictures.In the meantime, there is a lot to keep you... Read More...
Feb 04, 2018
"Kindness toward others and radical kindness to ourselves buy us a shot at a warm and generous heart, which is the greatest prize of all. Do you want this, or do you want to be right?" - Anne Lamott... Read More...
Feb 01, 2018
Community doesn't happen by magic, or wishing it so,  it takes people to set up the chairs at the meeting and put them away again, bake something for the auction or the potluck, to sing and dance and... Read More...
Jan 30, 2018
If the weather cooperates (which it hasn't exactly been all winter) we may see the super-blue-black moon tomorrow morning. The eclipse begins at 2:45 am or so and ends at 7. The peak is around 4:30.... Read More...
Jan 29, 2018
"Let us be joyful agents of change, full of the energy of the Spirit. Now is the moment to make change happen. Now is the moment God always intended us to inhabit."- Bishop Steve Charleston, Climbing... Read More...
Jan 23, 2018
So what do you take when the radio announcer- my friend Margaret- says there is a tsunami warning and the police want everyone to get to higher ground-- above 100 feet- NOW?    The dogs,my wallet,... Read More...
Jan 18, 2018
The stars are out this morning, the wind is cooler, and there is still ice underfoot but the beach sand is crunchy and frozen. Maybe the wetter days are behind us for a little while. The forecast is... Read More...
Jan 16, 2018
With all that's in the news, and yesterday's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I have been thinking about the ways we teach our children, accidentally and on purpose. So much of how we feel toward... Read More...
Jan 14, 2018
"The Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice;... Read More...
Jan 09, 2018
  The plan was to ferry home from Juneau Sunday or Monday. (It's a minor miracle that there were 7:00am ferries north on both mornings.) After a day with Molly and James, and my daughter and her... Read More...
Jan 05, 2018
The little dog Lily who was missing out on Chilkoot Lake was found safe and sound with much joy all around, which I take as a good omen for the first week of the year.  While the rest of the country... Read More...

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