Welcome Happy (Monday) Morning

Welcome Happy (Monday) Morning

We did not have an Easter baby.. He arrived the night before! Theodore Lende Lynch, named for his grandfathers (Teddy Bear to his cousins and sisters already), is big (8 lbs. 2 oz) has a head full of dark hair and a face like a boxer (for the time being, he came into...
When Women Were Whales

When Women Were Whales

My youngest daughter Stoli is in Juneau waiting to have a baby and visiting with her oldest sister Eliza, so their children, the four cousins, are hanging out.They will have been together about a month on Sunday. I think the initial novelty is wearing off. No, you...
Sunday’s Thought

Sunday’s Thought

From Pam Houston’s new book Deep Creek: “Where there is life, there is hope, a veterinarian I loved for the way he loved my dog once told me. By which he meant, as long as we are living, there is always time to expand the story.” I read that this...
Where Have You Been?

Where Have You Been?

To Unlalaska Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians. It is one of my new favorite places. It’s so remote, wild, beautiful, and desolate, what with no trees and few people, and yet it is also a major port for trans world shipping and fishing boats, home to huge seafood...
Sunday’s Thought

Sunday’s Thought

“How many ways can I find to be kind? How can I express my affection or my respect: what can I do to show compassion or extend encouragement to others?… The options are beyond number. The key is not to stumble upon such an opportunity, but to be...
The end of Winter.

The end of Winter.

The Buckwheat Ski Classic over in Skagway is not the usual race this year, as rain and record warm temperatures have ruined the snow. But, the entry fees have been collected, the food for the banquet has all arrived, and the snow castle at the big aid station up in...