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.

Eliza has been very busy while we wait. Knitting. Baking. Making origami ornaments.

James has even been painting, and his mother has made a nice holiday display of his art work. (Clearly a gifted child!)

Me? I mostly make messes and take pictures. I like playing outside.. and I’ve swum miles in the pool…

We’ve all been reading to James, a lot. 

I also have finished reading one adult book, The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling. It’s the second in a series and I loved it, and have begun another, Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller. He has the best line I’ve read in a while, and so fitting for these times we are bringing children into the world in: “And my granddaughter thinks I’m losing my mind,” the 82 year-old grandpa says, “Let me tell you something, young lady. I’m not crossing the aisle of sanity. The aisle is crossing me.”