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.

I started to try and tell you all that’s going on at the library this week– ( I know, I missed Joe’s slide show last night because it was so nice out and I wasn’t paying attention to the time, with these late sunny evenings it’s hard– ) But decided to tack the poster here instead, so you can see for yourself who is playing music in the stacks and so forth. There’s a poetry reading tonight, and tomorrow night  from 6-7 Rosalie Loewen will read from her short story that is in the new wildlife anthology,  Among Animals, so don’t miss that! Also, tonight at 7 over at the museum, the Arts Council presents the Oscar nominated short animated films, they should be great, too. Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday, then it’s Good Friday, and Easter Sunday, with the school taking a long weekend as well. The roads are swept, and so we have been cycling and saw two coyotes (one right at 1 mile on the road)  a moose and flocks of ducks on our morning ride. I hear that some of the town bears may be moving as well, so it’s time to put the electric fence back on the hen house. I was also pleased to learn on the radio last night that the stench rising from the school and town fields behind the library is not from excessive amounts of thawing dog doo, rather decomposing vegetation. The dog doo apparently freeze-dried this winter, due to lack of snow, so it may be more visible, but the experts (yes, there are experts– the high school science teacher and the animal rescue kennel director) say the piles don’t smell bad. One assembly woman does want the police to enforce dog doo-ings using the existing littering ordinances, which could be challenging and  entertaining.  In the meantime, the consensus is that dog owners do our best to keep the poo where it belongs, and off sidewalks, playgrounds, and public places. It is the the right thing to doo.