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Gratitude

“Dumbed down and numbed by time and age. Your dreams that catch the world the cage. The highway sets the traveler’s stage. All exits look the same.” -The Avett Brothers, I and Love and You I had the worst insomnia … Continue reading

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You Too Fat For Your Feet

I am a Wisconsin girl. I wear a lot of sweaters and jeans, boots and socks, and I do not own a swim suit. 90% of the time, I can be fully covered up and no one has to be … Continue reading

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Instagram Lullaby

9:42. Finally settling down after a long and spirited birthday night. Quinn is next to me in bed, his sweet little cherub of an arm is tucked in the crook of my elbow. He is falling asleep slowly, his breaths … Continue reading

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This Pretty Much Sums up the Last 17 years of My Life

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You Take the Truck, I’ll Take the Toboggan. Either Way, It’s a Long Way Back.

Today. 9″ x 12″ original mixed media on canvas board.

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Happy Seventeen

Thanks, Luke, for generously allowing me to post your birthday letter on this blog. April 27, 2013 Dear Luke, I am not sure if you know this, but each year, on my birthday, my dad writes me a letter. I … Continue reading

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Dorothy is Not a Vocabulary Word and Other Life Defining Moments,

“There’s a feeling here inside That I cannot hide And I know I’ve tried But it’s turning me around I’m not sure that I’m aware If I’m up or down Or here or there I need both feet on the … Continue reading

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The Thread

I have a strange confession to make. I follow Michael Phelps on Instgram. I do not follow any other famous people. Not on Twitter. Not on Facebook. Not on any book. I am not a sports fan. I rarely catch … Continue reading

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Rumor Has it, It’s Siblings Day

I guess there is something called “Siblings Day?” Fine, here are three of mine. 75% is the best I can do on a Friday night, and if you, like me, have a daughter on the edge of thirteen, you will … Continue reading

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Pay Attention, Leap

I have been telling Haley to pay attention to every single thing in her day. “Walk from your math class to the bathroom and pay attention to every little thing you notice because it’s the details that will make you … Continue reading

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