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The Blue Heeler and the Black Cat

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   We humans had a terrific Christmas this year. Thoughtful gifts. Great food. Happy grandchildren. Our daughter Amy and Olive, her Blue Heeler, came up from Seattle. The exception to...

The Rituals of Christmas

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   I love Christmas. I love the familiar rituals that I’ve followed for forty plus years. Around the 10th of December, Doug gets the big extension ladder out and props it up against the...

No AK47s: Letter to the Planning Commission

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Dear Planning Commission members,

I want to see the Planning Commission deny the Juneau Mercantile and Armory owners a permit to have fully automatic firearms for their customers to...

Blowin' Snow

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   All this snow reminds me of the one and only time I used a snowblower. Fortunately, no one died.  
  That particular winter, Doug, the Official Snowblower, was...

Remember

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   Today is Pearl Harbor Day, the day we commemorate the air strikes on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the invasion by the Japanese. My mother's first cousin, Harold Arneberg, died on the U.S...

The Pope is sitting on my desk

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   The November 11th issue of the Empire had an article on page A9 with the headline:"Vatican digs in after gay marriage advances". A shorter article next to it declared, "Pope...

Another terrific Juneau Public Market

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by Barbara Belknap  

   We came home with a heavy bag of goodies from the 2012  Juneau Public Market. When we got there around 2:00, the line was moving quickly. Once we...

Happy Thanksgiving!

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   "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a...

News from "2012 Vision2020 Congress – Collaborating for Change"

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    I’m sifting through the business cards, notes, and notations from the 3rd Vision2020/Drexel University Congress in Portland, Oregon. I got home late yesterday after a long day...

Portland Hosts Vision2020 Women

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   Over 100 women, two from each state, spent all day yesterday (Nov. 16) at the third annual Vision2020/Drexel University Congress in downtown Portland. 

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