Heather's Blog

May 19, 2012
 Another very, very busy day with Caroline while Mom and baby Ivy get some rest-- there were dandelions to pick, chicks to watch, and a puppy to walk. The good news is that Pearl really is a terrific... Read More...
May 16, 2012
 Three days early but right on time as far we are all concerned-- her dad and I caught the last plane to Juneau last night, arrived at 9:15pm, and little Ivy made her entrance into the world at 1:01... Read More...
May 14, 2012
Well, Saturday's Chilkat River Walk was more like a wet wrestle with the elements, what with the rain and wind-- gusts to 35 mph, the weather service said, but I think they were higher.  (This is no... Read More...
May 14, 2012
Still waiting on the new grand baby, which is fine, since she is not due until Saturday. (Although I know Sarah would like her to arrive sooner, since she has to wait in Juneau to be near the... Read More...
May 13, 2012
A Mother's Day holiday was first envisioned in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe (of the Battle Hymn of the Republic fame) who was still reeling from the carnage of the Civil War when the Franco-Prussian War... Read More...
May 11, 2012
 It is a kind waiting day-- waiting for the rain and wind to stop so I can garden, waiting for Sarah to have the baby, waiting for the temperature to warm-up so the chicks can move to the coop,... Read More...
May 09, 2012
 I am a little out of touch thanks to trips to Florida and then Anchorage and the arrival of our son and his friend from Mt. Baker this week (for the summer) and the tiny worry about when  I'll head... Read More...
May 08, 2012
I had just about the best seat in the Sullivan Arena for my daughter JJ's graduation from the University of Alaska Anchorage on Sunday, and certainly the best I'd had when her three older siblings... Read More...
May 04, 2012
'Tis the season-- the home track meet begins this afternoon, tomorrow is the community-wide kick off for the pick-up-the-trash- that-blew-out- of-the-truck-shed-your hand- God only knows where it all... Read More...
May 02, 2012
My husband Chip and I cycled out to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve  parking lot, and on the way back my rear wheel popped a spoke. It just went "ping" and I wobbled to a stop. Chip, being ever... Read More...
Apr 30, 2012
 Every morning I listen to the news on the radio and scan the Internet papers to find out what's going in the world. Pearl gets the first news of her day from the sights, sounds, and smells of our... Read More...
Apr 29, 2012
 "You are going to have to give and give and give, or there's no reason for you to be writing. [ Or living well, for that matter .] You have to give from the deepest part of yourself, and you are... Read More...
Apr 28, 2012
I get to spend all day every Friday with Caroline (2 in January) and now Pearl (5 months) and I thought you might like to hang out with us at the beach for a few minutes. So here's a postcard from... Read More...
Apr 26, 2012
This morning as we pedaled by Doug walking to work, Chip said, "There's a nice little cinnamon near Brouillette's." Doug heard that through his iPod headphones and snapped to attention and smiled, "... Read More...
Apr 25, 2012
So, I have spent the morning, well most of it, organizing my notes for the new book, which is called Finding the Good (for now anyway) and will be published by Algonquin as soon as I finish it. My... Read More...
Apr 23, 2012
The title of a library book that I learned was overdue while I was traveling, thanks to the library's automated notification system, is Made For Goodness. I could not for the life of me recall... Read More...
Apr 22, 2012
I have been traveling in the land of very limited Internet access (it still exists deep in the swamps and plains of central Florida) and got back in time to make a cake for the Hospice bake sale (... Read More...
Apr 16, 2012
Here are a few things I learned at the 25th annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society Conference:  The farther north you go in Florida the more southern you are. The proper way to introduce my mother-... Read More...
Apr 11, 2012
I am off to Florida, to visit Grandma Joanne and attend the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society conference in Ocala. I will give a little talk on what I learned about writing and life from the the... Read More...
Apr 10, 2012
There are two times a year when the tides are low enough and the Chilkat River is dry enough to walk to Pyramid Island on the tide flats, Spring and Fall, and the Spring walk usually falls around... Read More...
Apr 08, 2012
"Love one another." - Jesus Christ Oh my gosh, I lost the stuff for the Easter baskets. I put it up high somewhere so the puppy wouldn't eat the chocolate, and now I have no idea where it is. Oh well... Read More...
Apr 06, 2012
You bet it is. This morning my Tlingit big game hunting guide friend called and asked, as usual, what the weather was doing at my house, and I told him the daffodils were blooming. I say that... Read More...
Apr 05, 2012
Today begins a kind of marathon church session for some of us, with Maundy Thursday services tonight, Good Friday tomorrow evening, the Easter Vigil Saturday night at 10, and then Sunday morning... Read More...
Apr 03, 2012
It's a little slow around here this morning, since the guy who usually wakes us all up slept in. Chip had to go to the ferry last night about midnight to help other Arts Council members pick up the... Read More...
Apr 01, 2012
"Now thank we all our God, with heart, and hands, and voices, who wondrous things things hath done, in whom his world rejoices."-- Words to the hymn Nun danket alle Gott,  by Martin Rinckart (1596-... Read More...

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