And Now It’s August

And Now It’s August

Last night a big bear walked right down the beach just as I got home from the assembly meeting. I may have missed him had my phone not pinged with texts from neighbors: Brown bear on its way to you on the beach from the south– The bear just walked right by....
Thanks for Missing Me

Thanks for Missing Me

I have been finishing a book…Done! It will be published in June 2020 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, the same publisher and editor that have made all my books happen, and as they like to say: details to come, and I turned 60 and got the best present ever from...
A Postcard from the Middle

A Postcard from the Middle

When I was a kid, I played with my cousins at my grandmother’s house in Pennsylvania for two weeks every summer. There were five of us all staying in her house along with our parents, although the fathers didn’t stay as long as the mothers, and the mothers...
Don’t Worry

Don’t Worry

I am fine, it’s just life is so full right now with everything happening at once. We have been training for the annual Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay. It’s on Saturday, and Chip and I each ride half the distance from Haines Junction in the...
May Showers

May Showers

When it rains it doesn’t really pour, at least not so far even though the weather bureau predicts it with 90% certainty. It’s been windy and cold and  gray though, and with the change in the weather come so many– My daughter JJ is leaving Unalaska...
Sunday’s Thought

Sunday’s Thought

Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom to bring them up, that we teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen...