Monthly Archives: March 2013

Boston, books, blog

Howdy, friends. Here is the latest from the Boston blog, about the 20-miler I did last week. And I’m doing some profiles of South Dakotans running this year, so look for that coming up soon. If you are running or … Continue reading

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Random running updates

Howdy, friends. We are 3 weeks out from Boston, and things are going OK so far. As OK as can be expected when you are doing crap marathon training. My official race packet came in the mail Saturday — with … Continue reading

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Oh. Yeah.

Here I come, baby.

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Let me just spell this out for you, mom

Howdy, friends. Jack has come so far this winter — he’s just a different kid than he was last summer. He’s still sweet and loving, but now he has so much more to say. And he continues to be very, … Continue reading

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Lentil soup is poisonous

Howdy, friends. We are a family that stays home to eat. We don’t have a ton of money to spend on meals out, and with kids ages 2 and 4, it’s often just easier to stay home, anyway. Jack and … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: I’m just over halfway through, and I love it. I really love it. I love the quietness of it, the hope and the grief. It helps that it takes place in a … Continue reading

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Kid conversations

Howdy, friends. I’ve been saving these conversations up and need to write them down before I forget. We are in two stages with the kiddos. Jack is starting to ask a lot of tough questions I don’t really want to … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “The Expats” by Chris Pavone

Howdy, friends. I’m about halfway through this right now: Here is a New York Times review. NPR review. Washington Times review. So far, I really like it. It’s a quick read. I don’t read a lot of thrillers, so I’m … Continue reading

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Bye-bye, maternity clothes

Here’s a sneak peak at my Sunday column: I shipped three boxes of maternity clothes to my best friend this week. It was a sad day, packing it all up, even though I knew it was going to a good … Continue reading

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