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Dec 28, 2010
 I think it was Einstein who said that a hundred times a day he was reminded that his inner and outer life were dependent on the labors of other people, living and dead. Maybe he wrote that thought... Read More...
Dec 27, 2010
In the traditional calendar, today is only the the second day of Christmas. But even die-hard church folks know that the holiday began about a month ago, on Thanksgiving weekend. And here where it is... Read More...
Dec 26, 2010
 From Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales: One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices... Read More...
Dec 23, 2010
 Read all about this week's entertainment-- the puppet show, party & more-- at the Alaska Dispatch. Here's my Christmas letter from Haines.
Dec 22, 2010
This is a first for me, and it took a little figuring, but I believe I have learned how to post photos. So, here then are a few post cards of skating on Chilkoot Lake. My hands froze quickly as soon... Read More...
Dec 22, 2010
JJ is in the kitchen talking to Chip and his friend John, who has arrived for his decaf because it is too dark to start working yet. She's dressed for a run with Chandler, who is on the Cornell cross... Read More...
Dec 22, 2010
The north wind is shaking the house and the children (can you still call them that when the youngest is 20?) are nestled all snug in their beds, or whichever bed they can find. (They went to sleep... Read More...
Dec 21, 2010
Here's my Woman's Day Christmas column, hope you like it. 
Dec 21, 2010
 Morning Muscles was a little sparse this morning thanks to last night's lunar eclipse. The temperature may have something to do with it too, it's really cold and the wind won't quit. Then there's... Read More...
Dec 20, 2010
 I have a quiet moment, everyone is still asleep (it is dark at 8:15, so who blames them?) The ice is sort of good on Chilkoot Lake. Two seasoned skaters fell through Thursday night, but lived to... Read More...
Dec 20, 2010
It was more like a Christmas party than a gathering of TV critics, being Friday night and December 18-- and since the college kids are home and the tree is up. Sarah and the baby were there too, and... Read More...
Dec 18, 2010
 From Anne Sexton's poem, Welcome Morning: So while I think of it, let me paint a thank-you on my palm for this God, this laughter of the morning, lest it go unspoken. The Joy that isn't shared, I've... Read More...
Dec 16, 2010
This week's Alaska Dispatch column is up, read it here. 
Dec 16, 2010
We are making breakfast and planning cookies for later. (Baby Caroline and Sarah slept over, as Brian is in Petersburg with the basketball team.) JJ says, "Butter eggs, sugar, we have chocolate, we... Read More...
Dec 15, 2010
Please notice that my neighbor James, who designed these pages with me, has now added the time and date for every blog entry. How nice is that, especially for those of us who keep forgetting what... Read More...
Dec 15, 2010
 Dec. 15, 2010 (Again)-- I am tech challenged and apologize for the too big photo, but I figured better a little funky than not at all. Thanks to my daughters I have managed to post photos on... Read More...
Dec 15, 2010
Dec.15, 2010- Two lambs are missing from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church nativity scene. At the Hospice of Haines holiday open house yesterday volunteer Dick Flegel said he hopes they'll come back... Read More...
Dec 14, 2010
 On Sunday we sang the Advent hymn People Look East, which includes the verse, "Make your house fair as you are able, trim the hearth and set the table" and I've been doing best. The good news is... Read More...
Dec 12, 2010
 Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) made the Anchorage Daily News best books list, along with some other pretty great Alaskan books.  They'd all make great... Read More...
Dec 12, 2010
You can read my latest column about the school Christmas concert at the Alaska Dispatch.
Dec 11, 2010
It is so easy to go through life looking feverishly for special ways to find God when God is most of all to be found in doing common things with uncommon concientiousness-- Joan Chittister, The Rule... Read More...
Dec 11, 2010
It is a busy day, with all the holiday activities, and fresh snow, and the kids on the way home for Christmas. (The girls arrive tomorrow, I think, since the ferry was canceled again today. Turns out... Read More...
Dec 10, 2010
The talk at Morning Muscles was the 4.2 earthquake. It struck last night at 8:43 somewhere back behind Santa Claus Mountain and almost all of us felt it. (Kim didn't, but her neighbor's dog is in... Read More...
Dec 08, 2010
 The Lighting of the Fort survived what organizer Annette Smith said was the worst weather, ever. It was raining snow, sideways. This has prompted concerns about the Snow Dragon's appearance in... Read More...

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