"What do you like about Christmas?" Little Eir asks this question in Deborah Brevoort's oratorio, "King Island Christmas," and the villagers respond with delightful aspects of celebrating Christmas on a remote Bering Sea island. Read more
I would love to see statistics on what percentage of people identify as procrastinators, those lovable people who put off until tomorrow what they don't want to tackle today.
I suppose I could look it up online, if I ever got around to it. Read more
It’s surprising how much the presidential election and exercise have in common. It’s a presidential race, after all. In Britain, candidates “stand” for the election, but in the United States, they “run.” Read more
I have laundry withdrawal. I never thought I would say those words. All I want to do is wash my clothes, and I can't. It's been two and a half weeks since I've had a working washing machine in my house. Read more
Another New Year, another chance to renew the elusive quest for perfection. Isn't that what New Year's resolutions are all about? This year I have decided to choose as my role model a great woman, worthy of emulation. Read more
As any parent knows, having a conversation with your children sometimes feels like speaking a foreign language. Successful parent/child communication involves cracking the code.
Kids regularly speak in a code of their own making. Read more
Of all the rooms in one's house, the kitchen gets the most use. Even if you're not much of a cook, you still have to stop by the kitchen for a swig of orange juice straight out of the carton, or to grab a quick cheese stick from the fridge. Read more
On July 4, we celebrated the birthplace of our nation, but it's the day after that holds a special place in my heart.
On July 5, 1993, at 2 a.m. my husband and I arrived in Juneau on the ferry. Read more
Ever hear of the generation gap? No, it's not an upscale clothing store or a tricky mountain pass. It's the distance between you and your kids when it comes to basically everything that really matters in life. Read more