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I have lost my words.

I have lost my words and I am failing my literary idols. Norman Mailer, whose towering work of creative nonfiction, The Executioner’s Song, made me want to write in that genre, said that “[i]f you tell yourself you are going … Continue reading

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Apple Hell: A Fun Fall Family Tradition.

The girls and I were going apple picking. So what if it was 90 degrees? This was guaranteed fun. Maybe I should have turned back when they waved me into the third overflow lot and directed me to park on … Continue reading

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The End of Camping.

There will come a day when I recover enough to tell the tales of The Reedster Camps. Today is not that day. Instead, I leave you with this image (click for larger view). Whoever said “life begins outside your comfort … Continue reading

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I guess I’m going camping.

We’re spending a week with my family in Minnesota so I thought, hey! We should totally extend that to two weeks and camp ourselves silly on the way there and back. How hard could it be to take the girls on a … Continue reading

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I Can’t Imagine the Ocean.

My anxiety lately has reached danger to society levels. To stop the agitation, I decided to try guided imagery. I’m a skeptic who wrestles with racing thoughts. My brain is a constant thrum of past, future, and present; a needle skipping across … Continue reading

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