Diving Deeper into Mod Waterfall

Diving Deeper into Mod Waterfall

A few weeks ago, I got to spend an afternoon with Meghan Garrison, a friend here in Juneau who works for the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. I asked her to model because she seemed like a great fit for

Behind the scenes of Swink!

When the Knitty surprise came out last week with my newest pattern, Swink!, I was in the wilds of rural Alaska getting ready to go on a 4-day rafting trip with my daughter Selma. We had a little bit of

Eleven Things I Did Not Write a Poem About

Eleven things I did not write a poem about The leak in my bathroom The new squeak from my car Sunshine or ukuleles The angst of adolescence Airplanes My mountains of laundry Moonrise over the mountain Peeps Red plastic cups in

Food for Adventurers, Part 1

Lately, I’ve been musing about how to feed those I love this summer as they wander off to various adventures at land and sea. I want treats that are not only delicious, but also nutrition-packed and portable. Somebody shared a recipe

Alaskatarian: Dancing for Our Supper

First published in The Cordova Times, 9/28/2012   We have a tough job here in the North during summer. It’s like we have to play both sides of Aesop’s fable of the grasshopper and the ant: we must play while

Head, Squared…

There’s a small but growing boy in my house who needs a new hat. Last week, he put on the hat I made him a couple of summers ago and said, “my hat shrunk!” I think it’s more likely that

In the Kitchen with Marge – Creamy Truffled Polenta Recipe

First published in The Cordova Times, 9/14/2012 Nine in the morning came a bit early last Thursday. It was chilly and overcast on my walk down Lake Avenue, but when I arrived at The Little Chapel kitchen I was greeted

The Birth of a Cocktail (with recipe, of course!)

Yum! Somehow over the course of a couple of days, we got from this: To this: Well… I blame Rebecca, who said this: See… On Sunday, my birthday, the kids presented me with a homemade marshmallow “shooter.” They made some

Painting with Wool

The last time I taught my Sweater Reclamation class (up-cycling old wrecked wool sweaters into fun felted projects) my students really got into the little needle felted embellishments that we were adding so I promised them I’d offer a needle

Spitfire

I’ve just gotten back from a long weekend on “The Spit” in Homer, Alaska attending the Kachemak Bay writer’s conference.  As keynote speaker Barry Lopez reminded us that “the first rule of writing is to pay attention,” I realized that