Heather's Blog

Apr 13, 2013
The sun is out, the snow is mostly gone, the geese are back in the ponds on the beach, and my neighbor Betty saw her first hummingbird. No doubt the little guy rode up on the back of a goose. Is that... Read More...
Apr 11, 2013
 At Morning Muscles this morning I asked Marnie if the reason my formally achy joints  felt so good is because of the yoga cleanse. I mean, does this mean I never can have coffee again?( Ice cream?... Read More...
Apr 09, 2013
 Can you tell I heard Dr. Thomas Thornton speak last night at the library on the importance of place names in Tlingit culture? His latest book, Haa Leek'w Has Saax'u/ Our Grandparents' Names on Land... Read More...
Apr 07, 2013
About a year and a half ago my friend Rene asked me to write her obituary. While I had all the notes, and was able to visit her a week before she died, I still felt like it was really bad luck to... Read More...
Apr 05, 2013
If you are heading out for a walk on the beach bundle up. There's a brisk north wind and it's in the twenties-- but oh, the sunshine and the snowy mountains make this time of year so beautiful! My... Read More...
Apr 04, 2013
The yoga spring cleanse continues. I feel better today and am only on one cup of half  de-caf. My question is, after hearty crock pot beans and rice last night and stewed prunes, apricots and fresh... Read More...
Apr 03, 2013
It's a busy sad day-- writing my friend Rene's obituary. She died Monday night at home in Juneau of breast cancer. One of her last letters said she was living in hope and acceptance. That's seems to... Read More...
Apr 02, 2013
Coconut oil-- who knew? I'm part of a yoga spring cleanse -- we are eating whole foods only, and no sugar, wheat, caffeine, alcohol or dairy and doing yoga daily- I know it's kind of like Lent, but... Read More...
Mar 31, 2013
From Sara Miles'  gracious and funny Christian memoir, Take This Bread : "It may seem crazy, at this point in history, to assert that any religion-- much less Christianity, the religion of our... Read More...
Mar 29, 2013
Holy Week and Easter celebrations kind of snuck up on me, no doubt traveling home from Hawaii all day Palm Sunday had something to with that. I’m not the only one who seems to be surprised by Easter... Read More...
Mar 26, 2013
 It is hard to believe that just a few days ago I was wading in the warm Pacific and today I walked Pearl in full winter gear in a snowy gale. Still, this is good unpacking weather. And yes, we had a... Read More...
Mar 13, 2013
Oh great. Fireman Al and Lyle are on the radio giving the weekly Safety Report and it's all about the hazards of traveling Outside just as I am packing for a trip to Hawaii for spring break with my... Read More...
Mar 10, 2013
"There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame of that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our connection... Read More...
Mar 09, 2013
Our girls did not fare as well against Craig, but since the tourney is double elimination they are still in it, and play Metlakatla-- again-- at 11:30 today. The game will be broadcast on KHNS, where... Read More...
Mar 08, 2013
 Oh my gosh- what a great game last night at the regional basketball tournament in Sitka. We listened on the radio. How fun was that to hear the Haines Lady Glacier Bears beat the Metlakatla Miss... Read More...
Mar 07, 2013
This is a counterpoint to  Extreme Grief, the NY Times story I linked yesterday from Adventure Journal, which I think you may find enlightening, as well.   
Mar 06, 2013
With all that has happened this week in Haines, and the memories of last March suddenly fresh, thought you'd all like to read this recent article from the New York Times about Haines and heli-skiing... Read More...
Mar 06, 2013
Sometimes I wonder how so much good and bad can happen in such a short time. Friday night we watched the Telluride Mountain Film Festival. It was part of a fundraiser for the fair and the watershed... Read More...
Mar 04, 2013
I am up too early. Sitting at the kitchen counter sipping coffee. The fire is popping in the stove, the radio is on low, with the news. Our news, that a heli-skiing accident yesterday killed one... Read More...
Mar 03, 2013
 " Happiness always comes as a by-product of something else- it does not exist as a separate entity. It is those who know what it is to give themselves to something larger than they are who know joy... Read More...
Feb 28, 2013
Go ahead, play in the snow-- here is a great little film of a sledding race set to the William Tell Overture by 23 year-old Haines filmmaker Kee Heywood.  (It's only a few minutes and will make you... Read More...
Feb 26, 2013
I think it was Edna Ferber (Giant author) who said the work of writing must be done, "sick or well", or, I might add,  if the muse sprinkles fairy dust or not. Recently, I had to write an artist's... Read More...
Feb 25, 2013
Here's a pretty picture taken this morning to thank you for all the notes about my ankle. I didn't mean to alarm you. I'm really fine. Sort of. I have the cold and flu thing that's going around, and... Read More...
Feb 24, 2013
Nora Ephron is at a private film screening. There are not enough seats for the crowd and more people keep arriving. The host suggests they double up and sit on laps. Nora observes all this with... Read More...
Feb 22, 2013
It's that happy dance, we have survived the worst of it,  kind of time. It's been raining on the beach and snowing in the mountains and there's more daylight here now than in Aruba. It's  light... Read More...

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