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Oct 08, 2012
First, I am pleased to report that my sister-in-law, Karen O'Connor (the Olympian we all went to London to see) is okay after a bad fall on Saturday at a horse trial in Virginia. Her horse, Veronica... Read More...
Oct 08, 2012
  Here's a few snapshots from a quiet weekend at home--  well, sort of quiet.
Oct 07, 2012
 "You can't deserve the sweet and tender things in life less'n you're tough."--From wise old Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! (And by the way, it was a great production in Haines last night, deserving that... Read More...
Oct 04, 2012
  I made a terrible error yesterday in my election notes-- blame it on blogging before coffee-- I assumed that three women (since often that seems to be case) had won  the uncontested school board... Read More...
Oct 03, 2012
 This morning I opened my email and found this note: “What type of tree is in the lower left foreground of the photo of Pearl that you posted on Oct 2 on Facebook?” [Mountain Ash.] Next came: “... Read More...
Oct 02, 2012
Pearl's backyard water dish was iced over this morning, and Joanie was scraping the ice off her car at the swimming pool after her earlybird swim. The plumbers are working to get the boiler running... Read More...
Oct 01, 2012
It is now October, and it feels like it-- with frost on the windshield and fresh snow on the mountains. Ralph and Vince have brought in a huge moose (60 something inches),  and tomorrow is local... Read More...
Sep 28, 2012
A friend called and said there had been a shooting early yesterday morning on Small Tracts Road,  my regular dog trot loop around the neighborhood. Was there an angry gunman on the loose? A robber? A... Read More...
Sep 27, 2012
  Best to keep it short this morning, as my little friend is running around the house in her underpants, breakfast is bubbling over, there's a wet dog on my bed, and the phone is ringing. We had a... Read More...
Sep 26, 2012
Here's breaking news: There is a 10 dollar a plate gourmet cooking class prepared salmon and Caesar salad dinner tonight at 7:00 at the school, because the cross-country team  is heading to Anchorage... Read More...
Sep 25, 2012
  The good news is that we had a great time at a different tent camp on the mid-Chilkat River, where we spent three days (two sunny, one rainy) and saw lots of moose sign, a bull that was not legal,... Read More...
Sep 21, 2012
Now that three seasoned outdoors folks  have had to spend the night on a log in the middle of the Chilkat River after their skiff  motor quit, then they were swept into a dead tree and it oveturned... Read More...
Sep 20, 2012
  Yesterday was one of those September days that used to me make me feel kind of homesick-- or at least that's the right feeling if not the proper word. The light and stillness, the yellow leaves and... Read More...
Sep 19, 2012
A high school student sent me some questions, which I answered yesterday and thought you may be interested in. It is also kind of funny, because last night at dinner, friends who watch Fox News said... Read More...
Sep 17, 2012
 We spent the weekend camping on a bench next to the woods and swamps so far up the river we were practically speaking Canadian. Perhaps the moose up there do, as we didn't see a legal bull, or at... Read More...
Sep 14, 2012
When a Haines facebook friend wrote - no more dying, okay? I knew exactly what she meant. Recently we have lost a lot of people for such a small place. Two well-loved elders died (basically) of old... Read More...
Sep 13, 2012
There's a lot going on, with play rehearsal's in full swing for Oklahoma! ( Luckily everyone is moving around a lot, as there is no heat in the Chilkat Center and it may be a while until the new... Read More...
Sep 12, 2012
   I arrived in Anchorage just in time for a hurricane-like wind storm which knocked out the power for two days (plus) in some parts of the city, and then spent a long weekend at the Dixon family's... Read More...
Sep 06, 2012
The wind was churning  muddy green breakers onto the beach when I left Haines for Anchorage (with an overnight stop in Juneau to see the engaged couple and JJ) so I took the last two Dramamine in the... Read More...
Sep 03, 2012
The big news around here is that our oldest daughter Eliza and her longtime beau, Dr. Justin Dorn are engaged to be married. They attended his Juneau-Douglas High School prom together, oh, about ten... Read More...
Sep 03, 2012
I know. I usually post Sunday's Thought, but these change of season days have me off my schedule completely. I am watching the pressure gages on three canners for the next hour-- so I figured I'd... Read More...
Aug 30, 2012
The few who voted in Tuesday's primary voted for the oil company suits, not the coastal residents, which is too bad. The issue is not over, as the legislature will try to re-institute Alaska's... Read More...
Aug 29, 2012
 It is hard to complain about the first snow on the mountains when you wake up to this view. Honestly. It makes your heart kind of beat funny, especially when you are down  on the beach in the scene... Read More...
Aug 28, 2012
 Today is primary election day and I will vote to bring back the state coastal zone management program. It worked for 30 years until our lawmakers let it run out. It seems to me that if the oil... Read More...
Aug 27, 2012
After popular fisherman and father of three daughters, Richard Boyce, slipped off his gillnetter and drowned on the 4th of July, his friends decided to do something positive and honor his memory by... Read More...

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