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Our missing piece, one year gone

These are the lovely days of early summer when the days are long and beautiful. We’ve had a run of lovely weather lately, so I took a dip and went kayaking Thursday in the local lake, courtesy of a long-time … Continue reading

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Enjoying the sun in Corpus Christi

We are in Corpus Christi this week and it’s been so delightful feeling the sunny breezes. When we walked off the plane, we were wearing dark clothing for the gloomy weather we left behind and we looked like refugees from … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving weekend in the Seattle suburbs

Must say I need to be posting more than once a month! We had a lovely Thanksgiving at the home of my niece Lindsay and her husband Jason, who live about seven miles south of us. Lindsay is an amazing … Continue reading

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It’s getting lighter and lighter

I cannot let myself go to sleep yet. It is almost midnight, yet the pale blue light lingers in the sky all night. It’s getting tougher to sleep, of course. It’s definitely May here. For one, the mosquitos are coming … Continue reading

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Winning a Wilbur and a quick trip to DC

As I write this, I am sitting in the Alexandria (Va.) home of Jill Melton, a friend from Gegrapha days. I learned six weeks ago that I’d won a Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council for my story on … Continue reading

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Of dogsledding and ice carving

Although it is March here, it seems like we’ve had more snow than ever these past few days. Which is good for us in that tomorrow, the Iditarod (a famous 1,000-mile race from Fairbanks to Nome by dogsled) will take … Continue reading

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Developing Alaska’s west coast

Once again I’ve been remiss in posting although I have a good excuse: I’ve been working like a dog in recent weeks on my master’s project. It’s really a master’s thesis – all 165 or so pages of it – … Continue reading

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-1ºF today in Fairbanks

Actually, -1 is pretty light stuff compared to how cold it will get in the next few months but still, brrrr. When I stepped outside this morning to walk Veeka to the bus, I knew the temperature had shifted in … Continue reading

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A 90th birthday party

It truly is getting colder here and today I put on some leggings (atop 2 other layers of clothing) for the first time. Glamour is not huge in these parts. One simply piles on more layers of clothes. The most … Continue reading

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Catherine Marshall turns 100 & I read more books

Wanted to note that this coming Saturday, Sept. 27, is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Catherine Marshall, which is why I attended a ChristyFest in her memory this past May in eastern Tennessee. I so wanted to do … Continue reading

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