Heather's Blog

Mar 09, 2010
 Marnie looked out the big windows of the Chilkat Center and said " let's hope the Coast Guard is on its way" as we finished Morning Muscles today at 7 am.  Only half a dozen of us were there,... Read More...
Mar 08, 2010
 The visiting Ahn Trio, twins Lucia and Maria, and their sister  Angella watched the Academy Awards last night at our house with the same interest we had watched the weekend high school basketball... Read More...
Mar 07, 2010
 We watched the movie Limbo last night, the one filmed in Juneau and directed by John Sayles. I had never seen it. But I did see some folks I recognized. Like the Haines Harbormaster and a Haines... Read More...
Mar 06, 2010
 A winter storm warning with up to 15 inches of snow and high winds that poses a potential threat to life and property (to quote the weather service bulletin) is not news. But after making it halfway... Read More...
Mar 04, 2010
 I have been enjoying walking my daughter's dog on the Portage Cove beach these last few weeks. (It is a challenge for her to do it with the baby and especially the recent stormy weather.) Which is... Read More...
Mar 03, 2010
 Mark you calendars and buy a ticket early so you won't miss it- the world renowned (really!) Ahn Trio will perform at the Chilkat Center Monday night. This is a big deal for anyplace, and especially... Read More...
Mar 02, 2010
 Poet Mary Oliver called the morning sun "the best preacher there ever was."  So is a sleeping six week old baby. I thought of the poem this morning since the sun was coming up as we left Morning... Read More...
Mar 01, 2010
Chip and I were walking the other day, and he said I shouldn't wear mittens. His  Tlingit hunting friend John says that you can stay outside in the cold longer if you learn not to need them. I have... Read More...
Feb 27, 2010
 Here is a good article from the Anchorage Daily News. They say Haines will probably be fine, but that weird currents from the tsunamis can be dangerous, and it is not a good afternoon to be in a... Read More...
Feb 27, 2010
My neighbor Betty didn't call early this morning when her weather radio tsunami warning alarm went off, since it didn't sound like we would get one,  at least not right away, and she knows I like to... Read More...
Feb 25, 2010
The first pre-publication review for Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs is in, from Kirkus Reviews.  And... drum roll please...   "Wife, mother of five and a winsome reporter on people old and... Read More...
Feb 25, 2010
Yesterday at lunchtime coyotes ran through the neighborhood. My husband saw one standing in a driveway on Cemetery Hill and the pack run down by River Road. Be careful with pets. I didn't see the... Read More...
Feb 22, 2010
 Paul and Annie said it must have been 50 degrees on top of Mt. Ripinsky Saturday, and Dr. Feldman said he walked all the way to Pyramid Island without getting water in his boots Sunday.  (We walked... Read More...
Feb 19, 2010
 The other day someone called the fire department because there was smoke coming from the woods out by 7 Mile on the Haines Highway. When the fire department got there they looked at the deep snow... Read More...
Feb 18, 2010
The wolves began howling during the women's downhill. Right after Lindsey Vonn won my husband let the dogs out and said to mute the TV and come stand by the door. Across the Chilkat River a whole... Read More...
Feb 16, 2010
John just called, and said to be sure to eat a doughnut today so we'd have good luck all year. It's a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition he said. His wife Cheryl is from Pa. I told him that in our church... Read More...
Feb 16, 2010
 We ate king crab tonight at my daughter's house that  her friend (and ours, and everyone's really) Stuart caught this afternoon and cooked for us. It took a while for him to find the propane burner... Read More...
Feb 14, 2010
 When I told my daughter Sarah I wouldn't be able to attend the basketball game, or hold the baby while she watched the Haines Lady Glacier Bears beat the Lady Wrangell Wolves again --the baby's tiny... Read More...
Feb 12, 2010
Maya, who is about five, said to Sally, who is also about that age,"can we have a sleepover?"  Sally's mother Sara said "not tonight." Then precocious Maya, who is tiny with lots of dark curly hair,... Read More...
Feb 11, 2010
 Yup, you read right. There is now a real, honest to goodness Haines Tuxedo, and I'm not talking about Dan Henry's Salvation Army dinner jacket or Lee Heinmiller's T-shirt with the tux design on it... Read More...
Feb 11, 2010
 This morning I had nice notes from an undertaker in Plano, Texas (it is snowing there),he said he  knows what I mean when I say I snowshoe with the departed; and a special-ed teacher with a dog... Read More...
Feb 10, 2010
The moose was about three feet from the window  when Forte started barking. There is a difference in a friendly, " I really need to go out" or " someone's at the door" bark and a moose in the yard... Read More...
Feb 09, 2010
My friend Annette sent an email inviting me to audition for a play, C.B. Gilford's "Bull in a China Shop" being put on by Lynn Canal Community Players. In her note, Annette said it was about six... Read More...
Feb 07, 2010
When Greg looked at the Olympic torch that the newspaper editor, Tom, had made for him to carry while he ran around the skating rink at the fairgrounds, he frowned. It was an alder branch spray... Read More...
Feb 06, 2010
Haines has more snow than Whistler, that's what organizers of the Third Haines Winter Olympiad say, and from the view out my back door, it seems correct. The games begin today at 11 (and end before... Read More...

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