Meet Teddy

Meet Teddy

You forget how tiny babies are, and as my daughter said, how big. It’s amazing that all eight pounds of this little person was inside my slip of a girl until four days ago. Arms, legs, hair. Yesterday I started to tell her to be sure to drink plenty of water,...
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...