Flying on Hope

Last month I took my two daughters with me to visit my parents in California. It was wonderful to take a quick break from Alaska before the winter settled in. On my return home I made a connection in Seattle. Flying doesn’t scare me. However, I do get nervous during take-off and landing, and occasional […]

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Where Do You Go When You’re Lost?

I have a handful of songs in my repertoire I play on the piano when the mood arises. They’re in my mind and muscle memory so take little effort to play. Some are favorite hymns that have sentimental value or sweet memories attached to them. Others are simple waltzes or sonatas that can brighten any day. […]

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Far From Home

Look what I found! Orchids hanging from the wedding bouquet my mother in law lovingly designed for me when I married her son 14 years ago. Last week I remembered a conversation I had with her while planning my wedding. She thought it would be lovely to include this flower in my bouquet and that it […]

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Against the Wind

Every spring I grow sunflowers from seed. I get a thrill watching these gigantic flowers bloom. This warm loving prairie plant actually does quite well in the long Alaska summer days. This year I knowingly started my seeds four weeks ahead of schedule. It was my turn to teach a group of preschoolers the lesson […]

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My 18 Year Old Me

Last week after the kids settled down, my husband and I went to Dairy Queen for a romantic getaway. Now I am revealing how cheap we are, but I do love an Oreo Blizzard; maybe because they come with one of those long handled spoons that make eating ice cream so much fun. While we […]

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