Stories tagged: ammi midstokke
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
I rather assumed that being fickle was just part of my female constitution.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6 a.m.
I have this neighbor kid who got himself a little plow. He’s one of seven children named after confederate generals, which is exactly how I do so well at Trivial …
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
“I’m leaving,” I say. My person is staring at me with a face that looks something like a hybrid of a sad Labrador puppy and a lumberjack who lost his …
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
Christmas, by far, is the most manic of the holidays. In a strange sort of bipolar roller coaster of stress and gluttony, of joy and relatives, wrapping then unwrapping, we …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 5 a.m.
It is no secret that some outdoors people might struggle with intimacy when it comes to other humans, and thus spend much time in the wilderness where humans are few …
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
As the holiday season is upon us, many of us are forced to take part in and reflect upon family traditions. The word “tradition” somehow supersedes any logical relevance, joy, …
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
Once, I took a class on building birdhouses. I thought it had all the basic carpentry skills I would need, no matter that the wood was precut. There was glue, …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 5 a.m.
It wasn’t that I’d always dreamed of going to Burning Man.
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 5 a.m.
“Don’t you dare tell me to take up swimming,” I warn the surgeon. He’s is visibly struggling not to roll his eyes.
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 5 a.m.
When you live in the Great Northwest, just going into your garden is a nature experience. For some reason, that seems to satisfy many of the masses and it would …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5 a.m.
Every season that comes, I sigh with relief at the end of the associated seasonal labor and optimistically plan what I will do with all my free time.
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 5 a.m.
When you live alone in the mountains with a kid, relying on solar power and YouTube instructional videos to keep your house running, you have a different set of fears …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5 a.m.
A while back something shifted in the universe and I found myself in a position to accept applications for new friends. There had been some moving of schools, moving of …
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
The rising sun is already casting its soft light on the lake as we pull up to the marina. It’s quiet but for a few morning sounds – birds, bees, …
Sat., July 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
I do all the things we’re supposed to do to take care of our bodies. I drink moderately (sometimes moderately more), I eat a ridiculous amount of salad, I sleep …
Fri., June 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
Some of my favorite friends are the ones with a ridiculous sense of adventure and a impulse buying habit.
Sat., June 16, 2018, 6 a.m.
I am not sure if there is ever a particularly pleasant place in which to encounter a nest of wasps, but I am sure that doing so while dangling from …
Fri., June 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
I don’t need a fast car. Fast cars are low to the ground and red and wouldn’t make it past the first gravel pitch of my driveway on a good …
Sat., May 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
This spring, my garden is going to be done
Sun., May 6, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Kara Berlin was living the aspirational life of any young urbanite.
Sat., May 5, 2018, 6 a.m.
Fact: While I have now completed an ultramarathon, this does not make me an ultramarathoner. The former suggests I survived. The latter suggests I
Fri., April 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
I was in Germany and fighting a recurring bout of bronchitis. I knew because I had it earlier that season and I was brilliantly attempting to ignore it and run …
Fri., April 6, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
I am a believer of science. Inasmuch, I have accepted that, as a general rule, I know next to nothing about pretty much every topic with few exceptions: nutrition, Bruce …
Sat., March 24, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
The sun is setting behind a cloud cover of blue hues as the greens and browns of the Serengeti fade to the monochrome of night. When the day loses color, …
Sat., March 10, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
I don’t always like going outside. Outside it is cold and wet. The snow, apparently here to stay this year, is deep and heavy.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
I lost a friend to suicide this week. It was the kind of shocking loss that leaves you confused and asking questions that may never be answered.
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
“Are we democrats or republicans?” asked my 10-year-old on our way out to Pinnacles National Park in California. Honestly, I’d rather have
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Back in the day, I lived in Germany and had a roommate from Estonia. Among teaching me how to make traditional Russian Borscht and other things, she also explained to …
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Let me preface this week’s adventures with a very hearty do-not-try-this-at-home. Unless you have to. Then ignore the warning.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
“You’ll want to go on safari,” said my mom, “before those animals are extinct.” The extinction we’re trying to beat is Scott’s. He wants to climb Kilimanjaro before he wins …