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.

“Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.”- Garrison Keillor

“One sweet thing about being a Catholic is that you can politely ask for forgiveness, and be granted forgiveness…but the crucial part of the sacrament that we don’t talk about is when you leave the church. You walk to the river, and  while you are pretending to watch for herons you envision each person against whose holiness you did sin, and to each you apologize, and ask for forgiveness…You are absolved not when a man says so but when you  have asked, with every fiber of your being, to be forgiven, to walk home clean, to start again, to be possible.”– Brian Doyle