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Jun 19, 2012
Here are two internet notifications I received within about ten minutes of each other today. The first brought my forehead crashing to the keyboard in despair (I am, after all, trying to write... Read More...
Jun 19, 2012
Yesterday one of my adult daughters said, "This year will be remembered for its divorces, people moving out of town,  30 feet of snow,  and no summer. I think they are all related." Okay, she was... Read More...
Jun 17, 2012
"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race."- H.G. Wells Yesterday 1200 (mostly, there were some kids) adults rode our bikes from Haines Junction in... Read More...
Jun 15, 2012
I just had to share a few pictures from my lunch date with Caroline yesterday, to put what is really important in perspective.    
Jun 15, 2012
I am surprised that the whole bike race thing is still so emotional for me. I am more than a little scattered this morning and I have a lot to do before we leave this afternoon. It has been seven... Read More...
Jun 14, 2012
The cold windy weather is perfect for sleeping in, especially when we are taking a few days off from the early morning cycles to rest for Saturday's relay. Well, there is nothing like a puppy to... Read More...
Jun 13, 2012
I was feeling pretty good about the messy draft of my new book until I went to the bookstore yesterday and saw that Anna Quindlen had already written the final draft. Actually, we are pretty... Read More...
Jun 11, 2012
 How could I not put the two French girls, Amelie and Marion, up for a few nights when they had me sign a hard cover of If You Lived Here,  which they carried in a back pack all the way from the mid-... Read More...
Jun 10, 2012
" In our best moments, deep inside us, we know that goodness and righteousness and courage are admirable attributes that we crave."    - Archbishop Desmund Tutu
Jun 08, 2012
It was a two cruise ship week, and on the morning of the first ship Nelle called just as I was having my second cup of coffee and said there was  a nice older lady and her two daughters on a tour... Read More...
Jun 07, 2012
Papa Bob just left for a massage, the dog is walked and dishes are done, and since it's raining I figured I had a minute to catch you up-- then Stoli called and asked if I'd watch baby Lani while she... Read More...
Jun 06, 2012
(Or the most important work I do is playing with a two-year-old.)     
Jun 06, 2012
When Granny was at our house for a Lenten soup supper and conversation with the rest of the church folks, she sipped ginger ale and asked if I minded if she took her teeth out. They just don't fit... Read More...
Jun 04, 2012
There was talk at the Skagway North Words writing symposium about "balance," as in leading  a balanced life-- you know-- one devoted to art and literature and observing the world around us-- play,... Read More...
Jun 03, 2012
 "Be grateful. Be modest. Celebrate the success of others. Find your rewards and identity in something other than money. Simplify your life. Go outside. Stay healthy. Never give up. Laugh often."... Read More...
May 30, 2012
 I am heading to Skagway for the North Words writing symposium this afternoon, it runs through Saturday and if you call Buckwheat you can still sign up. There is a regular ferry leaving at 11:30am... Read More...
May 29, 2012
I'm re-thinking my anger over the club which hosts the Masters golf tournament not allowing women because there was  a man in Morning Muscles today. He was a rafter type. A summer guide looking... Read More...
May 27, 2012
 "Give to all nations unity, peace, and concord." -- The Book of Common Prayer
May 25, 2012
I gues the link didn't work, so here's the new Woman's Day column, again.It's all about last years's Haines High graduation. (The best one, until this year's.)
May 25, 2012
School is out for the summer. The library summer reading program kick-off is today at 11 at the library, and that's also where the Rasmuson Foundation staff will be giving a workshop on their Tier 1... Read More...
May 24, 2012
Last night was the first time all three grand-babies  have been over for dinner. Two slept most of the time, and the third ran around with Pearl until they both had little meltdowns, but it's the... Read More...
May 23, 2012
There are so many big things going on-- last night's wonderful high school graduation (the best ever, until next year) the first cruise ship of the season, the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Moving Wall... Read More...
May 22, 2012
Haines High graduation is tonight at 7 -- and tomorrow also at the school, same time, is 8th grade promotion. Tomorrow at noon on the Parade Grounds the American Legion opens the Moving Wall exhibit... Read More...
May 21, 2012
Last week I wrote an obituary for Jim Mock (54) who died of complications from long-ago radiation treatments for cancer. It is so sad, he was a really nice guy. One paragraph of the obituary didn't... Read More...
May 20, 2012
 "What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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