Heather's Blog

Feb 12, 2016
So this week we've had snow, sun, clouds, wind, calm, cold, warm-- and Alaska made the national news because there's not enough snow in Anchorage to start the Iditarod sled dog race there this year.... Read More...
Feb 09, 2016
"The birds they sang  at the break of day  Start again  I heard them say  Don't dwell on what  has passed away  or what is yet to be...  Ring the bells that still can ring  Forget your perfect... Read More...
Feb 05, 2016
Monday I had half of my teeth cleaned, not the top half or the bottom half, but the right side of my mouth from the molars to the gap between my front teeth. Which may be why I felt so lopsided until... Read More...
Jan 31, 2016
 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but... Read More...
Jan 29, 2016
Yesterday on the radio Janine said she thought the sky was growing lighter and that there may even be a little sun, so Pearl and I looked up, and sure enough there was a blue haze behind the gray, so... Read More...
Jan 28, 2016
The Haines assembly did some great good the other night by supporting the pre-school and giving them another year in the old Human Resource Building where they have been for over thirty years, and... Read More...
Jan 26, 2016
We play this game at the Seattle airport: who ever sees someone we know first has to buy the other breakfast. It took Chip about ten minutes to win, and of course Nelle and Larry came over to our... Read More...
Jan 05, 2016
Chip and I are off to a quiet little town in Mexico today and I should be back at my desk in about three weeks. There will be sketchy internet where we are going, but I am choosing to ignore it and... Read More...
Jan 03, 2016
This is a thought I stole from the back page of the new Hospice of Haines newsletter, and is a favorite quote of my friend Beth, the HOH director. I think it is a very good one to begin 2016 with. ... Read More...
Dec 28, 2015
I kind of missed Sunday's Thought. (I am feeling like the mouse who was not stirring in Madeleine's Christmas, because 'like everyone else in that house which was old, the mouse was in bed with a... Read More...
Dec 25, 2015
On Earth Peace, Good Will Toward All.
Dec 23, 2015
It is tad crazy here, in the best way-- plus the snow is so beautiful and deep and white it's like Mother Nature gave the whole town new clothes for Christmas. Here's a post card:
Dec 20, 2015
Last night's Holly Jolly Follies, the now annual Christmas variety show (or at least annual as long as Suzy and Tod organize, direct, and stage it) was perfect, if I do say so myself. I got to be in... Read More...
Dec 17, 2015
Yesterday I was in the bookstore when Lucy Harrell came in with her friend Jim and I asked if she was buying gifts and she said, "No, I'm giving them." She handed Liz a check for 1,000 dollars for... Read More...
Dec 15, 2015
I was so grumpy this morning that I had to say to myself "find the good" when I rolled out of bed at 5:15, which is kind of funny. I was at rehearsal last night from about 6-9 at the Chilkat Center... Read More...
Dec 13, 2015
"Remember: you are not who you think you are. You are what you do. Be the kindness of soft rain. Be the beauty of light behind a tall fir. Be gratitude. Be gladness."--  Kathleen Dean Moore in Wild... Read More...
Dec 11, 2015
The sun is out and the shadows are long. There's a north wind blowing and it's cooler. While there's no snow in town to speak of, we may have skating ice soon if the weather pattern holds. The line... Read More...
Dec 08, 2015
I have been writing Dad's annual Christmas letter, the one he always titles "Season's Greetings from Sunnyside Farm." My mom used to write the letter, but since she died, he has done it, with my help... Read More...
Dec 06, 2015
"When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable." ~ Madeleine L'... Read More...
Dec 03, 2015
I would rather view today as a week from Thanksgiving than four weeks 'til Christmas. Blame it on my Episcopal raising, but I like to have a season of Advent between my two Turkeys. (Although I have... Read More...
Nov 30, 2015
It is so dark. I think the rain makes it even worse. I know it's not helpful to complain, and that the weather isn't personal, but honestly, have you seen the forecast? Rain all week. There's a mud... Read More...
Nov 29, 2015
"Whenever I am ready to rail at God," Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor writes, "I find those moments of gratitude. Those moments of satisfaction and joy help sustain me through those horrific moments of... Read More...
Nov 25, 2015
It was a hard night for friends and family of Steve McPhetres, the former school superintendent, runner, outdoorsman, musician, Juneau church leader, family man-- husband, father, grandfather, friend... Read More...
Nov 22, 2015
 "Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."-- From the Gospel according to... Read More...
Nov 20, 2015
As Guy Clarke sings, "It's blowin' like a hurricane and your riggin' will not stand it." Yes, it is about as nasty as it gets out there. All that freezing cold and lovely snow dashed and whipped... Read More...

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