Launch Day

Launch Day

Yesterday was the official launch day of my book. It felt incredibly anti-climactic. Not a whole lot new happened, other than my awareness that the book could now be easily ordered – rather than pre-ordered – online or even outright purchased in the...

Birds, bugs, and ticks… Oh my!

I did a trek in the Amazon River basin in Ecuador in 2000. I bring that up because I’ve been thinking about it lately, in particular one moment when we made camp at the mosquito-netted banana wood platforms in the jungle, and I kicked off my shoes only to be chastised...
Icecapades

Icecapades

Went out to Clearwater Lake this afternoon, a half-hour drive north. In the summer, people tell us, you can see through its 40-some feet of water to the very bottom. These days it’s solid and white. We met up with a few co-workers of J.’s and let our dogs...
Green Leaves, Blue River

Green Leaves, Blue River

Pineapple’s on sale at Extra Foods and I keep hearing people talking about taking vacations to hot places. One woman I skate with on Wednesdays went to Las Vegas to see Lady Gaga; someone else came into the downtown coffee shop/tanning salon/boutique I was in...
no more teachers, no more books

no more teachers, no more books

Today is the last day of school in my neck of the woods. And what that means is that my dear husband will soon be wandering around the house, watching DVD episodes of long-cancelled TV shows in the middle of the afternoon and generally attempting to find something to...

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