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Oct 27, 2011
I wish I could write a country song, and since I haven't been able to do that, I thought I'd try a poem inspired one-- (Morning Miracles on the previous blog entry.) Hope it is not too self indulgent... Read More...
Oct 27, 2011
"Just another morning here. It's a miracle and it comes around every single day of the year."- Nanci Griffiths In October, after a storm, it is good to take an inventory, upon waking, of the miracles... Read More...
Oct 24, 2011
This is the difference between two and 52: when you are two you can push an empty stroller all day long and everyone thinks you are adorable,  but if you do that when you are 52 you are either a bag... Read More...
Oct 23, 2011
"Place conspires with the artist. We are surrounded by our own story, we live and move in it. It is through place that we put out roots."- Eudora Welty  
Oct 20, 2011
Krista Kielsmeier, the intrepid cub reporter from Iowa at the Chilkat Valley News, is trying to get a women's basketball league going, and is hoping to see all players at the school gym tonight from... Read More...
Oct 18, 2011
This  morning I asked my husband what was going on in town and he said, "nothing, everybody's getting out of here." Well, we're still here. But at the library board meeting yesterday we didn't have a... Read More...
Oct 17, 2011
 About 30 of us showed up in the cold rain for the Occupy Haines rally Saturday at noon. Mike Denker organized it. He works at the fuel company. He had called me earlier, and said he just thought we... Read More...
Oct 15, 2011
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.- #405, 1982 Episcopal Hymnal. Words by Cecil Frances Alexander, music Royal... Read More...
Oct 13, 2011
We had a big family dinner last night to send the boys off to Washington. I made mountain goat enchiladas which are everyone's favorite. The meat is rich and stringy but tender when you cook it in a... Read More...
Oct 12, 2011
I just assumed the booms yesterday morning about 5:30 were bear hunters across the river. It is brown bear hunting season, and there are  a handful of guiding outfits in town, and it takes a big... Read More...
Oct 11, 2011
    Home again, home again, dancing a jig.  
Oct 11, 2011
     
Oct 10, 2011
The first annual Hospice of Haines "Light the Night" gathering was Friday, with luminarias set all along the dark school track on a breezy, cold October evening when the souls of the departed felt... Read More...
Oct 09, 2011
 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."  - Galations 5:14  
Oct 07, 2011
Question: "Tom, is is faster to heat four gallons of cider all at once in one big four gallon pot, or will it heat quicker if I warm one gallon, then add another, and another and finally the last one... Read More...
Oct 07, 2011
 I'm in charge of the hot cider for tonight's first ever luminary walk in remembrance of friends and family who have died. It begins at the school track at 7 and lasts until 9. My friend Beth is... Read More...
Oct 06, 2011
I'm so glad tonight is the first women's choir practice of the season (6-7 at the museum, all singers or would be singers are welcome). These fall days have made me feel like singing. This morning it... Read More...
Oct 04, 2011
The recall failed! We do not live in Pottersville! Debra Schnabel won, Norm Smith won, Jerry Lapp won, and Stephanie Scott is ahead of Jan Hill in the mayoral race by 30 votes, and the 40 question ,... Read More...
Oct 04, 2011
All across Alaska today residents of municipalities large and small are voting. We are electing the officials who will represent us and lead us. Here is what the author of Charlotte's Web, and one of... Read More...
Oct 02, 2011
I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of, let's say, 100,000 miles, their outlook could be fundamentally changed. That all-important... Read More...
Sep 30, 2011
When the sun came out yesterday afternoon and I had a few hours between obligations, I figured it was a sign to head to the golf course and hit a few balls, and maybe even try to play a little. (I... Read More...
Sep 29, 2011
If you weren't up at six this morning you really missed quite a show. We fairly older and conservative (in motion anyway) Morning Muscles women began our workout with the Mexican Jumping Bean Dance... Read More...
Sep 28, 2011
 Rain on the tin porch roof of a dark September morning is a signal to sleep in. At our house that means about 6:30, so I was half awake when the phone rang anyway, and I blamed it on our friend John... Read More...
Sep 27, 2011
I have been so heartened by the response to the vote No on the recall campaign. It is so nice to see all the No recall buttons, posters, and letters in the paper. The high fives and thumbs up are... Read More...
Sep 26, 2011
Sorry to be AWOL on the blog, but I've been far from electricity and cell service. Here's a story in pictures taken from a tree stand with the prettiest view in the whole world.  (I'll fill you in... Read More...

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