A Summary
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A Summary

At the beginning of March, I decided that my initiative would be to blog something every day, in the spirit of cultivating the discipline of writing every day, for the entire month. What I soon discovered was that this was a really good thing, a really hard thing, and something that I could truly see … Continue reading

Of the 5…
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Of the 5…

I noticed something interesting today that might not be so interesting to anyone else. But I think it’s amazing how I can’t really do a lot when my sense of touch is lessened. If I’m wearing gloves—not even mittens where my fingers are all clumped together, but plain, old, ordinary leather gloves that I can … Continue reading

Trips
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Trips

I am sitting on the couch, freshly showered, with a gingerale by my side. It’s fizzing and popping quietly in the can. Currently searching for some getaways. Any suggestions? I’m thinking a four- or five-day trip somewhere at the end of April. Dawnette and I were looking up ideas online and came across several wonderful … Continue reading

The Murmur
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The Murmur

It will be how they remember us. There is glass over dirt here, clouded over with the voices of ten thousand souls. I see straight through that window after a regular scan. In the white clearness of an afternoon, the blankly moving people walk around with their souls scraped clean. Half of themselves. We only … Continue reading

Getting Away
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Getting Away

Maybe it’s because I’m a person who really values change and variety in my everyday life, but taking a trip or getting away does something really peaceful to me. Whether it’s a vacation to Duluth or camping at a state park or even just sleeping somewhere other than my brown-post, duvet-covered bed at my apartment, … Continue reading

Cold and Tired?
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Cold and Tired?

I think it’s safe to say that most everyone in Minnesota is tired of the weather. Winter has lasted unusually long, and March, normally a springtime month, is now half over without any sign of greenery. From Facebook statuses to Instagram pictures to tweets about the Winter Weather Advisory and the snow accumulations of up … Continue reading

Fiction
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Fiction

I’ve forgotten what stories these were attached to, but these are just some short, practice, fiction blurbs. They were meant to be paragraphs inserted into the middle of different, already-written stories by other authors. (After: “’You don’t know me!’ the girl shouted, chin high, and ran till her ribs ached.”) Ran until her feet were … Continue reading

Wellness
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Wellness

In early February, I joined a gym. The first thing I thought when I went in to sign up was that the main room looked as though it was filled with an army of men and women all simultaneously running in place like hamsters on a wheel (which, I suppose, is exactly what they were … Continue reading