It’s a boy!

This has been a long time coming, right? It feels like forever since I broke the news that we’d sent the Great Escape off to retire with her new, and probably final, owner. Some days, I miss the little rattle in the front end when I hit that rough section of the I-90 (you know the… Continue reading It’s a boy!

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A long, tough goodbye

I don’t normally become attached to “things.” Things are disposable. They’re replaceable. They don’t hold your memories; your heart, your head and your blog preserve those special moments. For a long time then, “things” were easy to toss out. Until recently.

Just a dream

When I was younger and a cub sports reporter in Newfoundland, I’d often wake up in the middle of the night. It was just a dream. I was standing in line with my three brothers and my father was introducing us. Introducing us to whom, I have no idea. It never mattered. He went down… Continue reading Just a dream

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It’s unthinkable

Why now? Why start a blog to write about my fear of flying into a new realm? I started listening to a new podcast this summer. Jay Acunzo started Unthinkable “to inspire and empower people just like you: craft-driven creators.” He dives deep into the creative process, asking us all what drives us to create… Continue reading It’s unthinkable

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Dear Angela, you suck

Remember that part of Pretty Woman when Vivian is lying in Edwards’ arms, full of post-coital bliss? Vivian: People put you down enough, you start to believe it. Edward: I think you are a very bright, very special woman. Vivian: The bad stuff is easier to believe. I can write the hell out of something,… Continue reading Dear Angela, you suck

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Too afraid to fly

This has nothing to do with planes. Although the thought of getting on one makes me cringe. Not out of fear. That’s another story. This has a bit to do about writing. It has a lot to do with photography. But you’ll see no pictures here. They’re over there, on my other website. This has… Continue reading Too afraid to fly

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Photo gallery: Camping at Chatcolet

We just spent our third weekend camping! That’s three times already this year, doubling the amount of times we’ve been camping with My American since we started dating in 2010. We’ve done two trips to Bumblebee near Kingston, Idaho, and our most recent  was to our regular Memorial Day haunt, Chatcolet at the southern trip… Continue reading Photo gallery: Camping at Chatcolet

It’s a girl

Yes, it was a quick decision. Maybe too quick. I’m still not sure. Here’s what I am sure of: My heart remains shattered I cry every day … several times I still look for his goofy grin and listen for the click-click-click of his toenails across the laminate floor I tell My American I’m fine… Continue reading It’s a girl