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Jan 18, 2010
 Today I am housekeeping, answering mail, and getting organized. (The Christmas lights really should come off the porch.) But I wanted you to know that the Alaska Dispatch column about the baby's... Read More...
Jan 16, 2010
 They call the new obstetric wing of the Bartlett hospital "Bartlett Beginnings". The birthing rooms are the kind I had hoped to have when I was injured and in a nursing home. They are big and airy... Read More...
Jan 15, 2010
 Caroline Cooper Elliott arrived at 10:32 am at Bartlett Regional Hospital. She weighs 7lbs. 13oz. and has big blue eyes, long arms and legs and an animated face. She watches everything. She is so... Read More...
Jan 14, 2010
Yes, yesterday brought high excitement. Timing and breathing and walking up and down the halls. But by last night little baby Caroline decided she'd rather sleep in the womb than the cute little... Read More...
Jan 13, 2010
It is not  a good idea to have jalapenos on pizza. We tried that last night and no one felt very good afterwards.  The baby, it seems, is the only one that didn't have indigestion. She's quite... Read More...
Jan 12, 2010
Sarah says she will be the first woman who is pregnant forever, and that we all should get used it. So today, instead of talking a gentle walk in the snow and sipping raspberry leaf tea, we have... Read More...
Jan 10, 2010
 So far, here is the advice my daughter has received about how to have that baby: drink raspberry leaf tea and have sex, gently. (No comment, I'm trying to be a very good mother-in-law.) Long walks,... Read More...
Jan 09, 2010
No baby yet. The movie was wonderful, emotional, and just right. Except we didn't need the towel. All is calm, all is dark. 
Jan 08, 2010
 Sarah and I walked the dog in the rain this afternoon out on the tidal flats by the Juneau airport. She is not moving like someone about to give birth. We went to Costco afterwards and no one looked... Read More...
Jan 05, 2010
 Hertz called this morning as I was running around finishing an obituary and packing for Juneau. I have to be at the ferry at 11am, and then will join Sarah and Brian to wait for the baby. She is due... Read More...
Jan 04, 2010
While you are beginning the week with resolutions to eat less and exercise more, 35 families in the Chilkat Valley are hungry enough to ask for help meeting their needs. 35 families  depend on the... Read More...
Jan 03, 2010
There is hard, green, smooth ice on Chilkoot Lake. The only trouble is that it is way out, farther than you think, which is a challenge with children. There's a good mile, or maybe more, of bumpy... Read More...
Jan 02, 2010
 The Polar Bear swim went off without a hitch. Leo the Logger did not wear his union suit into the surf this year like he did last year, he had on a red Speedo. And Michelle Stigen has now won the... Read More...
Jan 01, 2010
 Tom was here last night and he says he has about 15 wooden pallets to burn down on the beach to keep the annual Polar Bear swimmers warm. Which is a good thing since it is about 15 degrees and the... Read More...
Dec 31, 2009
My favorite Christmas movie is It's A Wonderful Life. I love it that George Bailey saves Bedford Falls from becoming Pottersville. I love that he gets a chance to see what life would have been like... Read More...
Dec 30, 2009
My friend Tony Tengs called today from Juneau, out of the blue, a blue moon gift, it seemed. Tony is a songwriting genius, find him and The Preserves at iTunes and have a listen. My current favorites... Read More...
Dec 28, 2009
Halfway through church on Sunday we paused to bless the new coffee pot.  Dwight led the procession to the kitchen carrying a cross, and Jan and Deacon Georgia and Nancy-- all in their vestments--... Read More...
Dec 27, 2009
 The timing of our snowshoe up to Camp Weasel for Tom and Jane's Boxing Day open house was perfect. My friend Linnus and I managed to be outside in just about all of the available daylight, join Tom... Read More...
Dec 26, 2009
 Ziggy came to church on Christmas Eve. Ziggy is an Australian cattle dog, with big ears and a rough red and gray coat. He is a year old, but appears older, partly because of the gray in his fur, but... Read More...
Dec 23, 2009
There's a winter storming today, for weather that poses an "imminent threat to life and property" according to the weather service. Which is a bit melodramatic, to say the least. Eight inches of snow... Read More...
Dec 22, 2009
JJ made us waffles this morning, and they were so good I thought I'd share her recipe. Plus, it is crazy around here. My daughter Sarah and her husband Brian are in Juneau waiting for the baby. They... Read More...
Dec 21, 2009
 What did one Christmas tree say to the other? You light me up.  
Dec 20, 2009
 It's the last Sunday in Advent, so we lit the fourth candle on the Advent wreath, and sang the first verse plus verses 5 thru 8 in "O Come Emanuel." We also sang one of my favorite's, "People, Look... Read More...
Dec 19, 2009
 The new Dispatch column is up, and it is about the changing of the guard in the snow dragon. And, today is the last chance bazaar at the ANB Hall, borough clerk Julie Cozzi will be singing, and if... Read More...
Dec 19, 2009
 We missed the party at the Klondike last night because an old friend arrived from Anchorage, over the rivers and passes and through the snow. He was kind of groggy from the 900 mile drive,... Read More...

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