15 Oct, 2020

November Means NaNoWriMo

2020-10-15T15:43:56-05:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Spending Time|

November casts a long shadow this year, more than most. In Minnesota, it ushers in the chill of serious autumn leading to the deep freeze of winter. This [...]

16 Sep, 2020

Thank God for Book Clubs!

2020-09-16T15:15:46-05:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Spending Time|

I don’t know about you but I’m a bit stir crazy. Six months into this pandemic and the novelty has worn thin. However, the cruelty in its wake [...]

15 Mar, 2020

A Long Slow March

2020-03-15T15:00:55-05:00March 15th, 2020|Categories: Spending Time|

Only mid-March, but it seems like it’s been forever…..What a difference a week or two can make, right? By now, every one of us has been effected by [...]

13 Jul, 2019

Mount Rushmore Americana

2019-07-13T10:49:46-05:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Spending Time|

Who goes to the Black Hills over the 4th of July with extended family to introduce the next generation to one of the most iconic areas of our wonderful [...]

8 Apr, 2019

What A Difference A Month Makes

2019-04-08T16:32:51-05:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Spending Time|

Call me a glutton for punishment. I’m a Minnesotan. Record snowfall in February. Major snowstorm in March. Too many difficult driving days to count. Commuting time up three-fold [...]

12 Nov, 2018

A World Away

2018-11-12T16:23:10-06:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Spending Time|

I’m writing this post from my hotel room in Kyoto, Japan—self-quarantined for a day to try to get the upper hand on a poorly-timed cold. In a country [...]

5 Sep, 2018

Soup, Sox and Empty Nest

2018-09-05T16:40:08-05:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Spending Time|

Last week I was at my lake place and experienced the first glimpse of fall. More like a bright flash-bulb in the face moment than a fuzzy image. [...]