Heather's Blog

Jan 05, 2017
I do get teased, especially now that I am on the borough assembly, about that title Find the Good. I should have predicted that. But now the funny thing is that I've cultivated the habit of doing it... Read More...
Jan 03, 2017
Happy First Day of 2017! (The sunrise and sunset on the pond are only about two hours apart..)  
Dec 31, 2016
I bought myself Mary Oliver's new essay collection for Christmas. Of one winter, she writes, "there was so much darkness. Darkness of nature, darkness of event, darkness of spirit. The sprawling... Read More...
Dec 28, 2016
...my true love gave to me, four calling birds.  I know when the pool is about to open for the Early Bird swim at 6:30 when I hear the theme for the Birdnote program on my car radio. This morning,... Read More...
Dec 23, 2016
Is anyone ever really ready for Christmas?( I mean this in big and little picture ways. ) I woke at five saying, "I have to bake four coffee cakes!" Then I counted heads for Christmas Eve and... Read More...
Dec 21, 2016
It really is lovely, in the rainy windy wet dark way that can be December in Haines, and walking on the beach yesterday made me feel "hale" like those young men in A Child's Christmas in Wales. I... Read More...
Dec 19, 2016
Saturday morning I filled a box of homemade cookies-by-the pound to get ahead with my "baking" and support the Salvation Army, walked in the snow to the last holiday craft bazaar at the ANB Hall, and... Read More...
Dec 18, 2016
"How necessary it is to cultivate a spirit of joy. It is a psychological truth that the physical acts of reverence and devotion make one feel devout. The courteous gesture increases one's respect for... Read More...
Dec 17, 2016
When I wrote my first book I was run over by a truck. Literally. So I'm used to how the universe encourages humility and emphasizes what really matters. While my daughter was in labor last Friday,... Read More...
Dec 13, 2016
My friend Teresa came by to meet little Miss Molly before we both left for home in Haines on the ferry yesterday. Teresa wedged about a dozen totes and coolers on the only baggage cart (what was the... Read More...
Dec 11, 2016
"Give us grateful hearts, our Father, for all thy mercies, and  make us mindful of the needs of others; through Jesus Christ  our Lord. Amen." -- from the Book of Common Prayer  
Dec 10, 2016
Little Molly Frances is here! ( All 6. lbs.15 oz and 19 inches... and what about her hair? Well, It has a reddish tinge.. so time will tell.) Mother and baby are well. The rest of us are too.Having... Read More...
Dec 09, 2016
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... Read More...
Dec 08, 2016
Waiting for  a baby in December in a little northern city, with snow falling and the neighborhood Christmas lights twinkling all but perhaps an hour or two of these short winter days, is kind of nice... Read More...
Dec 06, 2016
That's Watch! pray! watch! in Bach's German from the cantata he wrote and that was first perfomed for the second Sunday in Advent in 1716. That year it was December 6. Three hundred years later I... Read More...
Dec 04, 2016
"Charity - giving to the poor - is an essential part of Christian morality.... I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can... Read More...
Dec 03, 2016
Yesterday, while I was setting up James'  play tent and making a mess with the toys in the livingroom with him, my daughter knitted a complex patterned pair of mittens, started on some darling ... Read More...
Dec 02, 2016
  It's raining, and the house smells like cinnamon (my daughter Eliza is baking granola) and the Christmas lights on the stair railing are twinkling and we are waiting for a baby. Tonight I will be... Read More...
Nov 30, 2016
That's what my neighbor Betty says about me sometimes-- "I know you are busy busy busy" and I always say "not really, I just have a lot going on at this moment. Friday I have nothing." Which is sort... Read More...
Nov 27, 2016
"So how do we feed and nourish our spirit, and the spirit of others? First, find a path, and a little light to see by. Then push up your sleeves and start helping. Every single spiritual tradition... Read More...
Nov 23, 2016
Chip and I welcomed James (2) up from his nap a half hour ago. He slept for three hours, mainly because we kept him up too late last night, and then this morning bundled him up and strolled (he... Read More...
Nov 20, 2016
"Reconciliation is holy work. Resistance is too. We need to watch and wait to see what God is calling us to do." — The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies.
Nov 19, 2016
I was just reading that Emily Dickinson called November the Norway of the year. I wish. In lots of ways right now. But, as Nancy Griffith sings, if wishes were changes we'd all be in roses and... Read More...
Nov 15, 2016
So, I am here, and fine, and I apologize if I worried some of you. I had to go to Anchorage right after the election and have just returned. It was kind of interesting speaking to the Alaska... Read More...
Nov 09, 2016
  "Please help me find the good in this.  I'm devastated and terrified about the election results and don't feel strong enough to explain this to 8-year-olds, let alone bring a little girl into the... Read More...

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