Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

Row 80

I can’t believe we’re already two weeks in and only two weeks from the start of National Novel Writing Month. Crazy! Tomorrow I return to a semi-normal schedule with the kids going back to school and I to work. While I’m feeling the pressure to be ready with my research and novel prep by November …

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Women working

There is this iconic scene in the movie “A League of Their Own” when Dottie Hinson (played by Geena Davis) realizes that few people in the stands and media are paying much attention to women’s baseball and chose to catch a ball while doing the splits. It’s that moment when you smile and think “You …

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Old letters

When I was in the fifth grade, my class took a field trip. Well, we took a few, but there was one that stuck with me. My family was living in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where my father was stationed at the Air Force base. There was a local hero in Grand Forks and the …

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August 31, 2013

You know you’re a history nerd when…you spend fours hours at the historical society flipping through old newspaper microfiche and it still isn’t long enough.

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