Veterans and Memorial Day – an unexplained anger

Memorial Day is a day that has become just another glorified Veteran’s day to people – but mostly, it’s become a day that just marks the beginning of summer, and gives most people an extra day off work. It is a weekend that people go camping, BBQ, and gather with friends or family. Sure, some… Continue reading Veterans and Memorial Day – an unexplained anger


Christmas Spirit

It is that time of year that all the beautiful, festive Christmas lights and other decorations go up. I truly love this time of year (the cold and snow notwithstanding). There is something about the holiday spirit, the happiness that people seem to feel, the smiles one gets in the stores that you wouldn’t see… Continue reading Christmas Spirit

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Norwegian Secret to winter

Winter is, for me, one of my most hated things. And unfortunately, living in North Dakota, where our winters chill to the bone, bury you in snow, and last for what feels like most of the year, makes for a pretty miserable existence. But here we are, and as much as I’d love to move,… Continue reading Norwegian Secret to winter


Wax Tears – A Poem

WAX TEARS A candle stands alone on a dusty old piano the flame wavering in the drafty air – yet it burns with an intensity like the bitter cold of a prairie winter that bites through to your bones. a steady, faithful companion lighting the way through the darkness of the world, and the ache life… Continue reading Wax Tears – A Poem


#AGBlies and my thoughts on the debate

Yesterday, I wrote a post regarding what has been a topic of conversation in at least some circles – of Nyle DiMarco, the AG Bell Association’s letter regarding his activism in providing deaf children with access to language – specifically ASL. I have read so many eloquent responses to that letter that I wanted to… Continue reading #AGBlies and my thoughts on the debate