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.

Stoli thinks the baby may be coming “soon-ish”, and since she’s already 1/3 of the way there, I figure I better head down to Juneau soon-ish too, plus it will be nice to spend the weekend with three of my girls.  Of course I had hoped to be at the first choir practice of the season tonight (6-7 at the museum), invited friends for dinner Friday, figured the White Fang showing and chat would be fun (Saturday at 5:00 at the Chilkat Center) and volunteered for the cross country meet (Saturday 1:30 at the Fairgrounds, call Tiana at 766-6700 if you can help.) The best way to make sure a baby arrives is to make other plans, right? Right now the plan is to take the ferry this evening, and I’m sticking to it, unless  Stoli calls before then. I will keep you posted.