25 Jun, 2021

Ongoingness requires adjustments….

2021-06-25T14:02:35-05:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Spending Time|

June is whizzing by this year. Seems like the business of carefully re-opening to pre-pandemic experiences consumes lots of energy! It’s been so fun to venture forth without [...]

15 Feb, 2021

Cleaning Closets

2021-02-15T13:48:54-06:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Spending Time|

It’s not an urge really—but a gnawing. Persistent, and unwelcome. It starts as one of those fleeting thoughts one has that it is probably time, but you push [...]

15 Jan, 2021

Seeking Serenity in Solitude

2021-01-15T13:51:10-06:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Spending Time|

My favorite kind of winter in Minnesota this year--not much snow and very mild temperatures. Of course, we’re hardly through it. As a farmer’s daughter, I know not [...]

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 [...]

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