Monthly Archives: July 2011

Down by the river

According to the digital display on my dashboard, it was 102 degrees during my drive home last night. When I got up at 4:30 this morning to run, it was already 87. It’s times like these that make me wish … Continue reading

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If I had a hammer…

… I’d hammer a frickin’ house down.

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Getting ahead of ourselves

While on the farm, I helped get this goat get her head out of the fence no fewer than three times. Some goats, like some people, never learn their lesson. The grass is always greener on the other side, little … Continue reading

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Natural talent

In small schools like ours, younger siblings can either follow in the footsteps of their older brothers and sisters, or they can blaze new trails. For my youngest sister, Annie, success would mean exploring unchartered extracurricular activity. When she started … Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the night

The farm is at once a familiar and frightening place. Situated on 40 acres, most of which is wooded, the house was built for a rowdy family of five. There are six other buildings on the property, including the original farm … Continue reading

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A return to the homeland

Could it be? A week on the homestead? Yes, friends, soon I will set out for adventure in the Ozarks. I have a long list of people to catch up with, places to rediscover and fried foods to eat. I hope you’ll join … Continue reading

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