Heather's Blog

Nov 20, 2012
I was in the shower the other day when I heard that song that ponders what if God were one of us? On the radio. If  you could ask God just one question, what would be? I started to answer, and then... Read More...
Nov 19, 2012
That was quick. The votes are counted and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins is now ahead of Rep. Bill Thomas in the District 34 house race by 28 votes. The word is that there are --maybe-- 26 more ballots due... Read More...
Nov 19, 2012
 The fire's lit. We've been fed. You've had your coffee. So let's walk, okay? I can hear them talking, I swear.  "Just a minute, let me make some oatmeal and veggie scraps for the hens. It's freezing... Read More...
Nov 18, 2012
 From the Rev'd. Jan's Hotze's Sunday homily: "Rules don't save us-- our relationships are what saves us. You know that in your bones relationships transform us. Well, it's the same with God."
Nov 17, 2012
 Began as always, with a walk for Pearl. (And my daughter's dog Madi. Phoebe barked at us from the porch.) Then the Women's Club Holiday Bazaar and a chat with the ever inspiring John Svenson. A... Read More...
Nov 16, 2012
I have to run back and make a few corrections (and I already made a splash with doing that yesterday-) They say that news is the first draft of history. I say blogs are the first draft of the news. I... Read More...
Nov 15, 2012
Ashley just called from the school, and said the gym floor dedication is Friday NOT Saturday as previously blogged.  I apologize. At least you can still attend. Although I can't, since I'll be... Read More...
Nov 15, 2012
On the radio this morning Tom reminded everyone  of what a busy "bird week" this is-- what with eaglefest followed so closely by Thanksgiving. (Good thing that old Ben Franklin didn't get his wish... Read More...
Nov 13, 2012
I offered to drive a friend to the annual fund-raising dinner in Klukwan Saturday night, and then another friend heard, and asked if he could come, and then another, and well, what with the kids'... Read More...
Nov 11, 2012
"The term 'political' means to me that there are some opposing parties to a given idea. Communism is political. Capitalism is political. Who's gonna take out the garbage is political. But peace? C'... Read More...
Nov 09, 2012
I have been a little busy-- what with leg surgery stuff, Ted's thing, getting ready for winter, the family far and near, writing-- and just this morning chasing a hawk out of the chicken coop-- so... Read More...
Nov 08, 2012
I am so glad that I don't have to keep checking the web, listening to the radio and clicking back and forth between opposing news channels on the TV anymore--  the election sucked my time like a... Read More...
Nov 06, 2012
  My husband's hunting buddy called this morning, just like he does every morning, and he asked how the weather was over here on Mud Bay where all the hippies live, and I said lovely. The sun is out... Read More...
Nov 05, 2012
This morning my husband is pretending to make microphone noises like a rapper. "How do I sound?" He says. He has been packing for his annual deer hunt, and yesterday was making sounds he said were... Read More...
Nov 04, 2012
 "Guide the people of this land, and of all the nations, in the ways of justice and peace, that we may honor one another and serve the common good. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer."-- From the... Read More...
Nov 01, 2012
  Today is All Saints Day, and tomorrow is All Souls. This is when, our priest Jan says, the time of year when heaven is closest to earth, which makes thinking about all those souls swirling around a... Read More...
Oct 30, 2012
Well, we got through Ted Lynch’s memorial service, but it was hard on the 400 or so folks packed into the Chilkat Center. Who didn't weep at the music-- that Hawaiian version of Over the Rainbow and... Read More...
Oct 28, 2012
There are three defining events which make a family: weddings, births or adoption celebrations, and funerals. Of these three, the last one, it seems to me, is the one that cements those bonds--the... Read More...
Oct 24, 2012
 The Coast Guard suspended its search for Ted Lynch. That sad news came in a press release issued shortly before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Ted, a 62 year-old Haines fisherman, is my daughter’s father-in-law... Read More...
Oct 22, 2012
 I have the Internet, public radio, a few good books, peanut butter, rice cakes, apples, Perrier and  a huge flat screen TV to watch the debate and the baseball game on, which is a long way of saying... Read More...
Oct 19, 2012
Here is my essay for this week's Small Things Considered Feature on KHNS. Rosalie Loewen and Debi Knight-Kennedy are regular contributors too, if you'd like to do one, or more, contact Margaret at... Read More...
Oct 16, 2012
  The best guesses as to when the first snow will fall at sea level out the road are on the "snow board" at 33-Mile, and I'm afraid my friend Lea who lives out there didn't win. She said in church on... Read More...
Oct 14, 2012
  "The reward of a lifetime of reading is a rich acquaintanceship with those gentle or powerful or rebellious or acceptant, those greatly mixed and humanly variable but always greatly human ghosts."... Read More...
Oct 11, 2012
 Tonight the planning commission meets at 6:30 in the council chambers and one of the items on the agenda is a potential mine at the base of Mt. Riley, about a mile down the road from my house.  It... Read More...
Oct 10, 2012
Well, teacher Pam Randles and her Takshanuk Watershed Council Citizen Scientists from the high school, and Chilkat Forest Investigators from the elementary school have solve the mystery of the... Read More...

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