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Monday Morning News


Today's to-do list:

9:15 Walk Pearl

10:30 Chat with the Alaska Broadcaster's Association about my keynote speech to them Nov. 10

11:00 Bring the fuchsias and geraniums in for the winter and if there is time cut back the dahlias. There could be a frost anytime and I hate to snuff them out, but I'd also hate to lose them.

11:30 Lunch at the school with Caroline

Sunday's Thought

“Ten times a day something happens to me like this - some strengthening throb of amazement - some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.” ― Mary Oliver

Spools and Threads

There's a great line in Anne Tyler's novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, in which one of the characters, Red, a builder and now grandfather, declares that caller ID is like cheating-- It seems to me, he says, that you should have to pick up the phone and take your chances. (I don't have it either.)

Monday Morning News

It's a kind of Goldilocks morning, what with Mama Bear and Baby Bear taking turns with which bed (of grass, in the back yard anyway) was the most comfortable last night. Fortunately Papa Bear was not around.

Sunday's Thought

“One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native home of hope. When it fully learns that cooperation, not rugged individualism, is the quality that most characterizes and preserves it, then it will have achieved itself and outlived its origins. Then it has a chance to create a society to match its scenery.”- Wallace Stegner

The Moose Are Safe for Now

There have been 14 moose taken in the hunt so far (at least as of last night according to the white board in the window of the Fish & Game office). We didn't get one of them, but, as Chip says, we shot one last year, and so can't complain, "The odds are against it it." (And there's still a few more weeks, hopefully.)As you can see by my moose stand reading, it's a tad tricky to determine if a moose is legal.



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