A Month(ish) of Poetry


If you’ve been following along on the blog these past few weeks, you know that April was National Poetry Month. For the second year in a row, I made a habit of posting a poem each day in April. (Go here to read the introduction to this year’s series.) I’ve always loved poetry but had […]

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English 101

Photo by Santiago Almada // CC

I haven’t left the country in a decade. My passport is expired (and missing), and the cost of international flights recently gave me sticker shock. The price I once paid for a round-trip ticket to Asia is now the going rate for a flight to Europe. It seems I have some catching up to do […]

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Making Peace With Winter

Garrison Keillor once wrote that the reason Minnesotans love their state fair so much is that it’s the last hurrah before the The Long Dark Time. Of course, this overlooks the fact that September and October are often vibrant and beautiful but I understand his point. Sometimes it feels as if there are two seasons […]

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