Tag Archives: North Dakota

After the blur is over

So much of this road trip has been a blur. I suppose it is unavoidable given time constraints and mileage. Today is different. I set the iPhone on record and this is what I said: Driving through west Texas. For the … Continue reading

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Loss

Seems there is so much loss in life. The loss of the safety and comfort of the womb. The loss of those wide-eyed years of childhood. The loss of…I sorta wonder sometimes if it is a loss or a jumping … Continue reading

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Grandpa and Me

I have no recollection of my maternal grandfather. Not one glimmer of a memory of him is in my noggin. We were living in Kansas or Nebraska or somewhere away from North Dakota when I was little. Grandpa died when I … Continue reading

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The Moving Wall

It must have been about 1953. Dickinson, North Dakota – hotter than hell. In fact, I think if there is a hell, it is probably modeled on summer in North Dakota. One small metal fan in the kitchen. Sweating all … Continue reading

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Speaking of Washing

When we hear someone say, “I’ve been through the wringer” what thoughts does it bring up? Being squeezed dry? Or is it one of those older phrases no one understands anymore because it lacks context?  The first wringers were on … Continue reading

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A Crowded Mind

So many stories bubble up and then, before I have the chance to put them to paper, subside again. Drat! When we moved from North Dakota to Idaho my Mom and Dad drove. My Dad drove a car with one passenger … Continue reading

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