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Best of 2015

Wait, is 2015 almost over? It’s been a strange year for us over here in MN. Lots of getting used to our new lives, making small decisions, settling into new routines.Continue reading 

Quiet End of December Week

How is your week going, friends? Enjoying the quiet lull between Christmas and New Year’s? We’re all trying to get over colds here and taking it easy.Continue reading 

Joining a Gym

Guys, I joined a gym.  I’ve never joined a gym before. It always seemed to expensive, too full of treadmills, too hardcore, too suburban.Continue reading 

Minnesota December

I’m not sure how we managed this, but it’s been a lovely, calm and quiet December. Lots of gray skies, and tea, and candles, and changing into pajamas at 7pm. Continue reading 

Minimalism and Eight Ideas for Escaping The Materialism Brain-Drain

I started feeling it almost immediately after moving to the US last year. It started in the yogurt aisle. [There are so many types of yogurt! Which one should I choose? Continue reading 

Five Thankful Things

It’s November, friends, and so far here in MN it’s been totally gorgeous: faded browns and oranges, foggy mornings, balmy afternoons.Continue reading 

Quote of the Week

Any other dishwashers out there? Any cooks? Any bathroom cleaners? Launderers? Care givers? Homemakers? Full-time parents? Maternity-leavers? Corporate employees at the end of a long Monday, drying dishes in the kitchen? This quote is for you, on those days when you feel a little antsyContinue reading 

Happy Almost-Halloween Friday!

How was your week? It’s been cold and gloomy here in MN – drizzly, gray, it even SNOWED briefly on Wednesday. I have been scheming with a friend about how we are going to survive the winter.
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Writer Wednesdays

There was a fantastic article in the New Yorker not long ago called “My Writing Education: A Timeline” by George Saunders.Continue reading 

Five Spring Reads

I love asking people that question because 1) it gives me good ideas on what to add onto my reading list, 2) it tells me a lot about the person I’m asking, and 3) it usually leads to an interesting conversation.Continue reading 

October in the Suburbs

First of all, thank you for all your kind, thoughtful comments about this blog and where you’d like to see it go. They’ve meant a lot to me. The writing around here will continue for the near future, and hopefully even become more frequent! Continue reading 


Is it seriously already September? It’s Labor Day weekend here in the U.S. and we are enjoying an unbelievably pleasant and slow Monday morning:Continue reading