Stories tagged: ammi midstokke
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 …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 6:30 a.m.
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.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
As my entire childhood was a long family wilderness vacation, I am not versed in this idea of organizing the mind-boggling logistics it takes to facilitate spending time
Sat., April 22, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
I am staring out across my garden plot. It has been yielding incredible crops of golden rod and knapweed for the last few years. This year it is going to …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Deep in the Idaho woods, life can unfold like a dystopian adventure – or a Robert Frost poem.
Sat., April 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Let me be clear: I do not consider myself a feminist. That being said, the definition seems to cover a spectrum of things from bra burning to equal pay, so …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
I have never had a dog. I seem like a dog sort of person, what with all my outdoorsing and needing Lassie to fetch help. I grew up with dogs …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
There are certain people out there, I am sure, that have a sort of karmic magnet for chaos. They are the people that somehow manage to pile several catastrophes into …