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.

Just listening to my granddaughters Caroline (4) and Ivy (2 in May) sing Poppy (Chip) and Mimi (me)- and they even mention Pearl and Phoebe- a little Valentine song thanks to KHNS radio. It made me cry. Here’s some Valentine mail that made me laugh. (I posted it on facebook, but you may not go there.) 

 This is such a bi-polar holiday. That’s what happens to hearts when you wear them on your sleeve in February, in Alaska, you know? I hope you hear a song that makes you cry, receive a funny card, and that your heart stays warm. 

Oh, who is Phoebe you ask? That’s her  now at the door now.

  Happy Valentine’s Day!