Home.

Hey, remember me? I’m back. I’m glad to be home. And I had an incredible trip. I’m working on a travel journal. Right now it’s in analog format. My laptop was less communication device, more ballast in the trunk on my trip. Which was fine, really. I didn’t have much time to do anything but download photos from the camera. ...

On the Road Again, Again.

Yeah, hi. I’m leaving bright and early tomorrow morning. This has been my farewell weekend. I’ve never traveled without Heather, so this is a new thing for us both. It’ll be good, I think. I’ll bring her back a million cheesy souvenirs and tales of my misadventures, and she’ll get to do the laundry, the dishes, and mow the lawn. ...

Notes from a Survivor

Dear Diary: 7am32 hours without electricity. I wake up at least twice as irritable as usual. 7:15amCan’t make coffee. Can’t do my (purple) hair in the dark. I have no clean clothes, because we can’t do laundry. Our food is spoiling in the fridge. I can’t get my email. I can’t work. 8amI load two bags of laundry, my laptop, ...

Meet the Neighbors

Dear Neighbors: It was nice to see all of you this morning as we wandered up and down the street, surveying the storm damage. This is how Minnesotans get to know each other: during emergencies. Our block is a mess, but we got off pretty easy. There’s a huge tree on our roof, but no apparent damage. We’re without power, ...