Monthly Archives: February 2013

Monster month

Howdy, friends. I’m about 6.5 weeks out from the Boston Marathon. This is about the time in marathon training when you log huge weeks of mileage, when you’re feeling like finally you are in race shape, and when you sacrifice … Continue reading

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Loving winter

Just a quick photo from the weekend of Jack and his friend Sam sledding.

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Currently reading: “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m (finally) reading: It’s been recommended so many times, but it has taken me a while to get around to it. Here is a review from the New York Times. And Slate. I love books … Continue reading

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Valentines, 4 year old style

Howdy friends. Jack made his valentines tonight. He wrote his name, and then I asked him to say something nice about each friend, and I wrote that on the back for him. Some were pretty typical and some were really … Continue reading

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Currently reading: The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

Howdy, friends. How can you pass up a book with the title “The Lonely Polygamist”? I couldn’t. Here is a review from the New York Times. And Huffington Post. And the Washington Post. I’m not too far into it, about … Continue reading

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A blind date … for books

Howdy, friends. I just saw this on the Siouxland Libraries Facebook page (yes, I am a huge nerd). It’s a survey, set up like you are looking for a blind date, and it will generate book recommendations for you. My … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “Blind Descent” by James M. Tabor

Howdy, friends. I started “Blind Descent,” about the quests to discover the world’s deepest caves, this past week. I am about three-quarters through and loving it. I love adventure stories. This one chronicles two men trying to find the deepest … Continue reading

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On likes and dislikes

Howdy friends. Jack is taking a class on social skills and learning how to make a friend. Each week they do a little project. Last week it was a cutout of a hand and little notes on how to have … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “The Beginner’s Goodbye” by Anne Tyler

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading right now: I love all things by Anne Tyler. Here is a  review from the New York Times. From NPR. And a chat with her from USA Today. I picked it up at … Continue reading

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