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Nov 03, 2010
The election is over, sort of, it will take a few weeks to read all the names on the write-ins to make sure they are indeed for Lisa Murkowski, who is probably the winner in the Alaska senate race,... Read More...
Nov 02, 2010
 Last night we had 13 robo-calls. Chip and I ate dinner and listened as the answering machine recorded them. The President of the United States called, and so did Joe Miller, Scott McAdams and even... Read More...
Nov 01, 2010
 Here's the latest polls, and they are very different. Maybe the discussion will help you decide what to do: write-in Lisa or choose Scott. The main thing is to vote your conscience and bring three... Read More...
Nov 01, 2010
 I have a friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, who has been decorating a spruce tree on the side of road at 7-mile for about ten years.   She hangs eggs on it at Easter, and hearts on Valentine's... Read More...
Oct 31, 2010
 From the church bulletin today:   "Grace and goodness come from God...We are not the sole authors of our own story. What does come from us, though, are the decisions we make in the face of the... Read More...
Oct 30, 2010
 Last night I gave my husband a choice- the People for Peace Potluck at the Senior Center, or burgers at the Elks. He opted for the Elks. We went to the Klondike. It's not that long a story. What... Read More...
Oct 28, 2010
 It is a scene you think you've witnessed. A state Trooper SUV pulls over on the side of a winding road, waving a truck following him to pull in behind. The Trooper steps out of his rig, and the guy... Read More...
Oct 27, 2010
My neighbor Lyle is home after being in the hospital for about three weeks with a sudden and alarming internal organ problem.  The good news he is well now, and was out doing chores yesterday, and... Read More...
Oct 26, 2010
On October 26, 1918 the Princess Sophia sank on Vanderbilt Reef, between Haines and Juneau, killing 353 people, many leading citizens of the Yukon and Alaska.  It is a tragedy that is hard to wrap... Read More...
Oct 26, 2010
They put up bear warning signs on trailheads, so why not on telephone poles in town? There is more bear sign on townsite streets than area trails, and now there is a wounded, big brown bear in the... Read More...
Oct 25, 2010
 I can't cut up meat and wrap it while I'm still on my first cup of coffee, but Chip can. He has been up for a few hours, and the kitchen looks like a butcher shop and smells like clean blood. The... Read More...
Oct 21, 2010
There was frost on the car when I headed out to Morning Muscles at six and a nearly full moon. The Chilkat Center was packed with fit ladies. The talk afterwards was about the new toilets going in... Read More...
Oct 20, 2010
You know how when wives, say, accidentally leave a coffee cup on the hood of the car at Mountain Market and drive off as it bounces in the mud, oblivious, and how husbands tend to make a lot of jokes... Read More...
Oct 19, 2010
I'll be giving a talk in Juneau Friday night at UAS-- here's the scoop. (Thanks to my friend Katie at UAS...) 
Oct 19, 2010
It's not just the snow on the mountains that signal winter is coming. You can tell the weather is closing in and fall is in the air when 20 women show up for Morning Muscles at 6 am on a Tuesday... Read More...
Oct 18, 2010
Until October 18, 1867 when Alaskans looked out any window they all saw Russia. Maybe that's what confused the Crazy Man Running for Senate and his thugs who handcuffed my friend Tony yesterday for... Read More...
Oct 18, 2010
All we have been doing for four days is eating. JJ and Stoli made it in Thursday. They had tried to fly down from Anchorage to Juneau Tuesday night, to catch Wednesday's ferry, but high winds and... Read More...
Oct 17, 2010
 JJ is up talking to her dad, and I hear him making a fire now, and since I don’t want to miss anything, she and Stoli and Eliza all leave on the afternoon ferry, I’ll be quick about sharing... Read More...
Oct 15, 2010
Kendra and Alex didn't name him Goode Knight-- he's Evan Alexander Knight, and was born Oct. 15 at 7:23 in Bartlett Hospital with Dr. "call me Dorothy" Hernandez attending-- she's the same physician... Read More...
Oct 15, 2010
My poor husband was up for hours before anyone rousted themselves out of bed. "We college girls need some sleep," JJ announced as she came down in her PJs. It was not that late-- about 8, but Chip... Read More...
Oct 14, 2010
 I didn't win the load of gravel for my driveway in the Friends of the Library raffle. Gary A. did. (Barb sold the ticket, and says she knows which Gary A. that is.) There were 35 prizes and I didn't... Read More...
Oct 13, 2010
A big excavator knocked down the years vacant Primary School yesterday in all that rainy wind. The building wasn't much, and should have been torn down long ago. I do remember a few heavy snowfalls... Read More...
Oct 12, 2010
 In Yoga class yesterday Nancy, our teacher, read from the wisdom of a Yogi who said we need to find inspiration in the ordinary, and that the way to do that is breathe and clear our minds. We laid... Read More...
Oct 11, 2010
You can tell Tom was a little shorthanded at the paper last week because he ran this rather long interview with me about the cross-country team which I coached, but you might find it interesting.  ... Read More...
Oct 09, 2010
 I pretended that Thursday and Friday were the weekend this week, and did all those chores I haven't done on the weekends I've been traveling with the cross country team-- and before that having knee... Read More...

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