Heather's Blog

Feb 22, 2011
This wedding announcement from the Sunday Juneau Empire says miles about Alaska. (I love it.)  Parnell, Adams to wed JUNEAU EMPIRE Grace Parnell and Austin Adams of Anchorage will be married in July... Read More...
Feb 21, 2011
When our choir director Nancy Nash introduced us before Saturday's performance in the Chilkat Center at the Wear Red Day party that focused on women's heart health, she said we were perfect for the... Read More...
Feb 19, 2011
 From Thornton Wilder's play Our Town: "Now there are some things we all know, but we don't take 'em out and look at 'em very often. We all know something is eternal. And it ain't houses, and it ain'... Read More...
Feb 18, 2011
 Before my father’s big retirement dinner on February 18 in Manhattan we stopped to see my mother at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. We needed a map to find the plot in the 400 acre urban graveyard.... Read More...
Feb 18, 2011
I just got back, and have to take good care of my dogs and husband. But here's a photo essay of the trip. First stop Florida. Saw Chip's sister compete in a horse event, visited Grandma Joanne, and... Read More...
Feb 13, 2011
From Florida, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' (The Yearling author) rural home at Cross Creek. I'm still short on internet time, so forgive me, but here's a postcard of the lovely place.  
Feb 11, 2011
Sorry I haven't checked in, I'm in an internet free zone in Florida, where we are watching Chip's sister Karen O'Connor ride at a horse event. Here's a postcard. Maybe I'll chat later, but it may not... Read More...
Feb 08, 2011
Here's the news: no puppies yet for Windsor and Stikine, Debra and Anne Marie's Labs. Or at least not that I know of, but come to think of it neither Debra nor Anne Marie were at Morning Muscles.... Read More...
Feb 07, 2011
My dog Forte is thinking about starting a facebook page after his Woman's Day column debut. It made sense that I wrote about my dog for the March issue, since in Alaska, March is Iditarod Sled Dog... Read More...
Feb 05, 2011
 From Joan Chittister's  The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century: If Benedictine spirituality understands anything about life at all, it understands the corrosive effects of... Read More...
Feb 04, 2011
 Last night I went to bed happy thanks to a terrific evening of funny, sweet skits (and desserts) by the high school debate drama and forensic team, the Glacier Bards, and my night table reading. I... Read More...
Feb 03, 2011
I'm trying to decide which adventure I'd rather be on right now, Joanie and Sammy's pilgrimage to Graceland, (Sammy is a special needs adult and Joanie is a caregiving friend)  or my husband and... Read More...
Feb 03, 2011
  Last Friday my husband and I figured we'd watch Gold Rush Alaska before the high school basketball game. We’d missed an episode, but nothing had changed. The miners were still losing 1000 dollars a... Read More...
Feb 02, 2011
 With the rain in mind, here is a timely typo (and nice sentiments) from the January Presbyterian church newsletter:   Keep on Living the Christmas Spirit Seasonal greetings and kindness should just... Read More...
Feb 02, 2011
 The rain is raining all a round it rains on field tree, it rains on the umbrellas here and on the ships at sea. I was thinking of Robert Louis Stevenson's  verse this morning, listening to the hard... Read More...
Jan 29, 2011
 From a poem by Jane Kenyon called Let Evening Come: To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop in the oats, to air in the lung  let evening come. Let it come, as it will, and don't be afraid. God does... Read More...
Jan 28, 2011
We have had  a week of rainy wind, and it washed all the snow off  the beach. Now it is clear and cooler, again, but with the low water in the Chilkat River thanks to ice higher up, the beach where... Read More...
Jan 28, 2011
 At our Hospice of Haines board meeting this week we passed the tissues. Vince began the meeting with a prayer, and asked that we keep Mary Miles in our hearts as her husband had suddenly died. Nancy... Read More...
Jan 27, 2011
So, my daughter JJ was once featured on the Prairie Home Companion annual joke show. She was about ten, and her joke was about introducing hamburgers, the punchline was "meat Patty." Anyway, JJ... Read More...
Jan 26, 2011
Here are a few images of the second Skagway-Haines basketball game. The mighty Panthers won it. They played fast and passed the ball hard, sank three-pointers and  were fun to watch.   Here's Coach... Read More...
Jan 25, 2011
I wrote a little sketch on snowshoeing on Mt. Ripinsky for National Geographic Traveler that was just  shared in the latest edition of the news magazine, The Week.  So far so good. But as soon as... Read More...
Jan 25, 2011
 Sometimes the best teamwork is not on the basketball court. After school superintendent Michael Byer announced the players and coaches for the Lady Glacier Bears and Wrangell Lady Wolves Saturday... Read More...
Jan 24, 2011
We heard the emergency broadcast on an EMT's pager at church, the voice said there was a 63 year old man, unresponsive on Mosquito Lake, CPR had begun. When the service was over another EMT, arriving... Read More...
Jan 22, 2011
 In Bishop Desmond Tutu's book,  God Has a Dream, he writes: So how do we ensure that goodness does prevail?...Our decisions--personal, corporate, at play, at home, in private and in public-- make... Read More...
Jan 22, 2011
It's wet and windy today, about forty degrees warmer than last Saturday's sub-zero temperatures. A good day to be indoors timing the annual swim meet. Yesterday there was a a brief moment around two... Read More...

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