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Category Archives: Michigan

What Not to Wear

Everything I tried on made me look like either a couch or a backup dancer.

Welcome to Nowhere Specific, Midwest, USA

But when a place is hardly (if ever) depicted, a place can be stereotyped into invisibility.

Lunch with Santa

Before long I was seated at his table, eating my breakfast burrito and listening to him ramble on about the local waterfalls, the crème brulée he likes to bake for the employees here, and his passion for the COVID-19 vaccination.

The Quotes That Didn’t Make It

I don’t know the first thing about farming, contracting, small business, politicking, etc. But they can’t all be right.

Running Is Always a Metaphor

I am managing internal and external chaos by running until I’m really, really tired.

Travel Pain

We all settled in for work from “home” days together (it’s a corporate girl summer after all).

On Summer Baseball

On Summer Baseball

by | Aug 12, 2021 | 1 comment

The pace of the game, a deterrent to some, feels to me like the perfect match for a slow summer night.

This is the Way the World Ends

This is the Way the World Ends

The muskrats giving glimpses of their heads before diving back underwater—all that I was seeing was so very fragile.

Real Life Significance of Rain

Real Life Significance of Rain

I stood with a clump of counselors somewhere around midnight, watching the torrential downpour jarred by flashes of light.

Worse Angels

Worse Angels

You are suddenly and acutely aware that when you die and go to hell, this is what awaits you.

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