I live and write on Lingít Aaní, and gratefully acknowledge the past, present and future caretakers of this beautiful place, the Jilkaat Kwaan and Jilkoot Kwaan.

Chip is stretching on the living room floor, pre-bike, and Pearl is snoring up on our bed. (As soon as we leave it, she hops on and stays there until we return from our morning bike ride.) And I want to remind you that there will be a gala ribbon cutting for the newest version of the Port Chilkoot Dock today at 11, and the women’s choir is singing our hit, Ferryboat Serenade (with thanks to the Andrew Sisters). Also, today Dan Henry and others will be starting the Building Relationships series of lectures and panel discussions on Native and non-native relationships in the Chilkat Valley at the Tribal House on the Parade Grounds from 9am-1:00 with a history lesson and potluck lunch, and Friday, tomorrow, you can recycle electronics at the recycle center from 10-2 and also Saturday from 10-2.  If you have had your cucumbers eaten by a critter — squirrel? Vole? Weasel? Who snuck in the greenhouse, you will be happy to know the first farmers market of the season is Saturday at the fairgrounds 10-noon and perhaps you can replace them? And be careful driving near the Presbyterian Church, as vacation Bible school is in session and there are many little children coming and going.