Heather's Blog

Nov 05, 2015
"Sometimes things don't go, after all, from bad to worse." That's a line from a poem by Sheenagh Pugh ( I think that's how to spell her name.) It's been rolling around in my head this morning with so... Read More...
Nov 03, 2015
The first snow showed up in flurries yesterday. But it's here more for real this morning, dusting the deck chairs and beach, the last pansies in the pot, and the windshield when I came out of... Read More...
Nov 01, 2015
"You will improve with practice, but practice will never make you perfect. Why should it? What fun would that be?"- Stephen King in his memoir On Writing
Oct 31, 2015
It's going to be a nice night to Trick or Treat for children and for their parents to get crazy and dance around the bonfires or walk from the Pioneer to the Fogcutter bars in costume. Also, we get... Read More...
Oct 27, 2015
A poster with "Be Ye Kind" and a picture of a soft eyed bunny was taped by the door to Mrs. Edwards' primary school classroom when my youngest daughter attended school. (She's going to be 25 soon.) ... Read More...
Oct 26, 2015
It was funny at the pool this morning as all everyone was talking about was the moon last night, and three different people noted that they thought the motion sensor lights had turned on in the yard... Read More...
Oct 24, 2015
I know, what are the odds that I would be on a third medevac flight for a bike accident? This time it was to Anchorage's Providence Hospital rather than Harborview in Seattle, and it wasn't family,... Read More...
Oct 14, 2015
Last week's election now has results. Tresham took 19 of the absentee and question ballots last night and Jerry had 7.  (They had been tied 411-411 before the count.) So Tresham is the new assembly... Read More...
Oct 12, 2015
Regular readers may be interested to see what happened when I edited  the blog Hunting 101 for the Alaska Dispatch News We Alaskans Sunday magazine. I only had a day to do it, and I liked the tone of... Read More...
Oct 12, 2015
It's funny that today I have no voice, am home sick all day, but that I have learned I'm a finalist for the Society of Voice Artists awards.     http://sovas.org/2015-nominees/     SOVA chose my new... Read More...
Oct 07, 2015
Can you tell I'm leaving for a few days and want to be sure to keep you updated on all things large and small? Here is the latest (unofficial until certified results) from the Haines Borough web... Read More...
Oct 07, 2015
To help celebrate Alaska Book Week I will be in Anchorage at Barnes and Noble 6-8 Thursday night. I hope I'm reading from Find the Good, but it may just be a signing--  ( I guess I am living in the... Read More...
Oct 07, 2015
When I showed a friend a picture of the last pile of white packages on my table, and said that our moose is now all wrapped and the freezer, he deadpanned that it didn’t look like a wrapped moose.... Read More...
Oct 04, 2015
"The search is the meaning, the search for beauty, love, kindness and restoration in this difficult, wired and messy era of ours. The miracle is that we are here, no matter how undone we've been the... Read More...
Oct 02, 2015
The sky has cleared and there's frost on the rose hips and it promises to be a lovely evening to hang out downtown for the First Friday arts celebration, and there's a ton happening. 5-7 the KHNS... Read More...
Oct 01, 2015
It's October, and that means Alaska Book Week is coming up. I used to be able to name the handful of great Alaska writers, now there are so many I can't even fit all my contemporary books by Alaskan... Read More...
Sep 30, 2015
Think of this as field notes from our moose camp-- or at least how the Lendes got our moose. I imagine there are as many different ways as there are hunters.  I took pictures of how my husband and I ... Read More...
Sep 29, 2015
Yes, we got a moose and we are happy. We hunted hard and it's not easy. He had three obvious brow tines, and is now all cut up and hanging in the garage. I love moose meat, and knowing exactly where... Read More...
Sep 25, 2015
19 moose have been taken so far, and as Chip says, none of them are ours. But we are off to try again this weekend, which is why I will miss my friend Seth Kantner's talk at the library at 3 on... Read More...
Sep 24, 2015
This is what my friend and I talked about walking the dogs this morning, in the long shadows of the equinox sun and yellow leaves and snow on the mountains and north wind blowing down the river as... Read More...
Sep 22, 2015
My dad used to say the best thing about going away was coming home again. It was so nice to take a hot bath and get into clean clothes that were made from materials I can pronounce. Like cotton. Chip... Read More...
Sep 16, 2015
This is what my mornings looked like the last few days- Caroline and I traveled to Juneau to hang out with baby James and his mother and aunt, and I assure you that babies and small children and... Read More...
Sep 10, 2015
These last few weeks with one foot standing in summer and the other in fall have been a little crazy. (In more ways than one.)There are fresh dahlias on the table and moose camp is up (the season... Read More...
Sep 06, 2015
"For the love of God is broader than the measure of the mind; and the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind." -Frederick W. Faber, words Hymn 470 in the Episcopal Church Hymnal 1982  
Sep 05, 2015
I think the cross country meet in Haines today begins at 1:45 at the fair grounds, but you'll want to be there a little earlier to walk out and watch it from somewhere on the course. Also, there is a... Read More...

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