Stories tagged: ammi midstokke
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 …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Something has changed in our American culture of aging, deeming the process of aging a thing one ought to avoid despite its inevitability. In other cultures, we can still witness …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
In a single moment, the fragility and impermanence of the world, not
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
It seems rather silly to me that we all exclaim with the same shock and wonder each year when the leaves come tumbling down. “Can you believe it’s fall already?”
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
From time to time, you charming people, you perusers of periodicals, you informed intellectuals and havers of humor, will reach your own pen to paper and fingers to keyboard, sharing …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
I didn’t know it growing up, but some of the most valuable wisdom I would learn would come from chopping wood.
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
The only thing more obnoxious than a parent who thinks their kids are infallible is a dog owner blind to the grievances of their dog. Thank goodness both my child …