Paul Bunyan by Shel Silverstein

Two very important things here, folks. One, check out this adorable Etsy shop, KeepTheFaye. I've purchased nearly all versions of her postcards for my postcard project. I love her designs! Two, did you know Shel Silverstein wrote a poem about Paul Bunyan? Here in...

The Book Nomad’s first Bismarck book club!

  Since moving to Bismarck, I haven't had much luck finding a book club so I have decided to start my own! Event details here: Book Club Hope to see you there!

Minnesota is…

Grass-green fields Glassy mirror lakes Blue skies My soul at rest here, in rural American   My nose works over time Smelling Brown sugar Maple Skunk   The loons make the strangest noises Trilling through the sky Terrifying and thrilling   The flies may...

Practicing Retirement

I put my house on the market on a Thursday, right around the same time in the afternoon that I take a flight from Denver to Bismarck. I decide it will be easier to be completely out of the house while there are showings and I need to help Roxy (aka my mom) get the...

Going Home

We learn through pain that some of the things We thought were castles turn out to be prisons, And we desperately want out, but even though we built them, We can’t find the door. -Anne Lamont Help, Thanks, Wow I am in my burnt-orange faux leather reading chair, feet up...

Paul Bunyan by Shel Silverstein

Two very important things here, folks. One, check out this adorable Etsy shop, KeepTheFaye. I've purchased nearly all versions of her postcards for my postcard project. I love her designs! Two, did you know Shel Silverstein wrote a poem about Paul Bunyan? Here in...

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Minnesota is…

Grass-green fields Glassy mirror lakes Blue skies My soul at rest here, in rural American   My nose works over time Smelling Brown sugar Maple Skunk   The loons make the strangest noises Trilling through the sky Terrifying and thrilling   The flies may...

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Going Home

We learn through pain that some of the things We thought were castles turn out to be prisons, And we desperately want out, but even though we built them, We can’t find the door. -Anne Lamont Help, Thanks, Wow I am in my burnt-orange faux leather reading chair, feet up...

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I’ve Given It Up

After yet another extreme hangover post New Year's Eve, I gave up drinking. Again. Then, somehow, I came across Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol by Holly Whitaker and read it in a weekend. I was at day fifteen...

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Elephant Rope

It’s Friday night and I walk up the block to Paula’s house to eat pizza, salad and seafood bisque with her family and another couple. Everyone else goes out to smoke and Paula and I start discussing our level of contentment and/or happiness with our lives. We both...

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2020 Best Books

No reason to go on about what a doozy of a year 2020 was except to say, I didn't really have much I felt like writing about despite the fact I read 127 books. I sure hope to never read that many books in one year again! Here are a few of my favorites (in no particular...

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