Stories tagged: ammi midstokke
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
Some of my favorite friends are the ones with a ridiculous sense of adventure and a impulse buying habit.
Sat., June 16, 2018
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
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
This spring, my garden is going to be done
Sun., May 6, 2018
Kara Berlin was living the aspirational life of any young urbanite.
Sat., May 5, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
“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
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
In a single moment, the fragility and impermanence of the world, not
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
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
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
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
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 …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
I woke up to the sound of rain drops hitting my tent. I had left the fly off so I could watch the meteor showers and as I was jolted …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
In my line of work, I am consistently reminding people that we don’t fail or succeed. We don’t suddenly arrive at the end game and never crave a Twinkie again.
Sat., July 15, 2017
I should warn my readers that the events herein were performed by advanced, expert relationshippers. I know this because I’ve spent a small fortune on therapy over the years and …
Sat., June 17, 2017
Some days start out better than they finish. It’s just a reality, such as what goes up must come down. In my case, what goes down must come up.