Coming to the end of 2016 before winter solstice and basking in a white, fluffy, snowy day as occasional sun rays glow through the clouds over Kachemak Bay, it’s impossible to not think of people in Homer who give tirelessly of themselves to make this a place special in this amazing geography. Ref...Wed, 12/28/2016 - 2:50pm
On one of those wet rainy days after Nov. 8, 2016, in the dark evening, I walked up to the Post Office feeling personally beaten. At the door, a young man stood holding the door for me and then went inside and opened the second door. I was surprised. I thanked him and walked to my mailbox. It so hap...Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:35pm
It’s that time of year when gardens are lush and summer growth at its peak. This summer seems to have out done itself. The other day I heard a tourist on the Spit comment, “Every direction I turn, I see beauty! This place is amazing!”...Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:15am
Y ears ago I remember being at the chalkboard in mathematics class, my back to a class of students, and saying, “If you are going to write notes (this before cell phones and texting), you best do that between classes.” Later a student asked how I knew and I remember saying, “A teacher and moth...Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:06am
It’s December, it’s dark and more rain than snow falls. So what’s new? What can we focus on to brighten life a bit? Here’s a story about a volunteer who spread a little stardust magic wherever she went: Cindy Birkhimer, a name some of you know, volunteered for the Homer Foundation for 3 year...Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:38pm
It’s the season for Pick.Click.Give., the concept that we pay it forward and give to nonprofits of choice. This act satisfies the human need to give out of one’s abundance and also supports the saying, “It’s easier to give than to receive.” It also allows nonprofits to plan next year’s b...Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:51pm
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