Category Archives: Day to day

Island industry

There’s so much I can’t blog about. There’s the endless legal dispute over Jerry’s brother’s will. I am prohibited by our lawyers from writing about it. Suddenly my children’s problems absorb my attention. I can’t write about the personal lives … Continue reading

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A sadly neglected blog

A long time has passed since I posted here. I have been blogging for 6 years — or more — I lose track. After a while I wonder whether I have anything more to say. For a time I was … Continue reading

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Notes from the frozen north

Jerry and I have been in Manley for a 2 weeks. Until 2 days ago it was still deeply frozen. We check the thermometer about 10 times a day to see whether there is a hope of a thaw before … Continue reading

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The Old Woman Rides Again

When old folks like me go silent for a long period people are apt to think them dead. I’m not dead, I’m in Alaska. Jerry and I drove up last week to take care of our house in Manley Hot … Continue reading

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What I did in Holy Week

On Palm Sunday Jerry and I went to eastern Washington. We both had colds, and in addition Jerry was having problems with his back. I did some of the driving over and all of it coming back. It snowed on … Continue reading

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Sudden death

I am always happy to arrive in New Zealand. We landed at 6 AM as Auckland was waking up. The flight was long and our old bones stiffened in the cramped airplane seats. We had, as usual, an hour to … Continue reading

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Granddaughters and good works

I have a lot of granddaughters. Seven in fact. I am writing about 2 of them here, but I want to assure the others that I love and remember them all. Usually I avoid blogs about grandchildren; I think they … Continue reading

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The north wind doth blow

We have snow. A lot of it. Everything is closed. The Seattle Airport is closed. Local schools and universities are closed. The temperature outside our house is 18 F. There is freezing rain falling on the roads south of here, … Continue reading

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2012 Looks better

Yesterday, as usual, we walked our daily circuit: down Granger Way past the llamas, where we look across Hale Passage at the white snow capped mountains which this time were splashed with orange by shafts of sun flaring through the … Continue reading

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More paintings

I finally finished this painting which was started last year. My goal is to finish all of the leftovers, but still start some new work because that keeps me interested. This painting, of a ganet that I took a picture … Continue reading

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