Living With My Very Own Garfield

At first, it was weird thinking I’d bought this animal and released him into my home…

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About 10 minutes ago I disconnected my laptop from the Internet because the Internet is really freaking distracting.

I believe it can either be a writer’s best friend (when using it for fact-checking) or worst friend (when suddenly wasting an hour+ scrolling BuzzFeed or Pinterest). Continue reading “Living With My Very Own Garfield”

2019: A New Year, A New Resolution, A Longstanding Lesson From Gramps

It’s as if all those years ago he already knew the answer to the question that so many of us nowadays ask ourselves: What will make me happy? For my grandpa, it was as if without worrying about being happy, happiness ultimately found him.

My grandpa once told me I hadn’t really lived unless I earned one new scratch by the end of the day. He also used to do handstands off diving boards, swim across inland Michigan lakes and write letters to newspapers explaining why he thought the seatbelt law was ‘an unjust load of crap’. Needless to say, he lived his life a bit differently than most.
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Thanksgiving At The Lake

I’ve begun looking forward to Thanksgiving more and more, and as much as I love my pumpkin pie and deep-fried turkey these two lovely holiday perks aren’t the main cause for my excitement…

What would Thanksgiving be without awkward family gatherings, way too much turkey, and then when you thought you had absolutely no room left, a whopping piece of pumpkin pie to top it all off? Continue reading “Thanksgiving At The Lake”

Easter at Wallace Falls State Park

Living across the country from home and therefore across the country from family, my boyfriend and I have had to get a bit crafty with our holiday celebrations.

Living across the country from home and therefore across the country from family, my boyfriend and I have had to get a bit crafty with our holiday celebrations. One of these holidays in particular is Easter, and over the years we’ve even come to create our own sort of …’Washington Easter Tradition’.

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The Game

There’s a board game that’s been making an appearance at my family gatherings for as long as I can remember.

There’s a board game that’s been making an appearance at my family gatherings for as long as I can remember. I’ve been told the real name of the game is “Joker’s and Pegs”, but to my family and I it is and will always most simply be called, “The Game”.

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