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.

It’s a busy sad day– writing my friend Rene’s obituary. She died Monday night at home in Juneau of breast cancer. One of her last letters said she was living in hope and acceptance. That’s seems to me to be the best way to face life– no matter what your diagnosis is. And that is about all I can say about that right now.

And for some levity here are the pictures I should have posted yesterday of the little family with two dads  in my coop–