2015 in Retrospect

The world changed in 2015, didn’t it? We’re a month out now, already immersed in 2016.  Still, 2015 is a year we’ll be talking about for a long time, a year we’ll point to and say, this is when they came to light. This is when the things we had been trying to ignore finally captured our […]

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Memorial Day Week

Howdy ho, Junior Rangers! (Sometimes I just need to quote Full House) (By the way, this makes me feel ancient) Anyway, how are you? How was your Memorial Day? I’m back at work, sunburned, and with a new spring in my step after a week off.  My friend-since-kindergarten Jessica was visiting from Minnesota, which meant […]

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Nature

I just asked one of my housemates, who is an Ohio boy (A Midwesterner!  My people!), if living in the city makes him miss nature. “You know,” I tried to explain, “Trees, grass, deer … ” He looked at me with amusement as Britta got him a glass of water: “Nope,” he said, taking a […]

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2013 in Retrospect

I’m a little late with this because we didn’t have our Wifi installed in the new apartment until yesterday evening.  Now, tentatively settled in with a bed, a table for a desk, and two suitcases for a dresser, I’m ready to officially let go of 2013: January: A freak broomball accident leaves me with an […]

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Wedding

I have never seen my friend Tim look so happy.  That moment everyone talks about–when the groom first sees the bride start down the aisle–happened just as everyone said it would.  Tim looked as if he were about to cry, explode from happiness, and faint from nervousness all at once.  I almost burst into tears […]

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