Monthly Archives: June 2010

Ironman Inspired: Rediscovering My Running Mojo

Last Thursday night we packed up our subaru with ourselves, kids, dog and corresponding supplies and headed over a few mountain passes to the lakeside town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The whole vacation was wonderful. We were surrounded by crazy, excited pre-race-of-your-life energy and beautiful weather. Also, even if I had been in a Detroit alley it would have been fun because I was with my best friend whom I have loved for 20 years. She and her fianc√© came … Continue reading Ironman Inspired: Rediscovering My Running Mojo →
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hump day nuggets: summer means full

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week Hello, Solstice. Thank you for faithfully arriving at my party with your big, warm hug and your long, bright limbs. The rain, although her presence is necessary, was making the energy of the room a bit soggy. I am happy both of you came to my potluck but the rain with her chips and salsa. I mean, sure, it’s sustenance but so boring and … Continue reading hump day nuggets: summer means full →
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the papa of my daughters

I’ve known Andy for 20 years, been together for 13, married for five. And of all the changes we’ve experienced and grown through together, getting to see him as a dad is the greatest, sexiest, most profound happening. Andy is an incredible dad. His Father’s Day wasn’t anything glamorous or glossy. (although, I read that while looking at the photo above and think, damn, getting to live among those mountains is pretty glam) It was actually kinda harried and pitted-out. … Continue reading the papa of my daughters →
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epic rhubarb pie

I have found the perfect recipe for rhubarb pie filling. Also, I have found the perfect pie crust recipe. And that’s saying something because I thought I already had the perfect pie crust. But then this butter crust knocked the socks off of that shortening crust. Whooo dog, are you ready for this? First let me say that, in my opinion, people shouldn’t muck up rhubarb pie with other fruit. It’s the even consistency of sweet-tart rhubarb tucked into a … Continue reading epic rhubarb pie →
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hump day nuggets: thirteen summers

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last weekThirteen years ago yesterday, I had a first date with a man. He taught me how to rock climb in East Rosebud on a 5.8 pitch. This means this never-before climber was shaking in her pants up on a rock while the hot guy she had a crush on was under her, his only view her ass. I made it up that rock right quick. … Continue reading hump day nuggets: thirteen summers →
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