Since high school

Here’s one inspired by my recent ten-year high school class reunion.  Since high school we’ve grown out our hair. Or we’ve chopped it all off or gone bald or shaved our head for childrens’ cancer research. We’ve lost weight and gained weight and gained weight and lost weight and gained weight and. We’ve slept with the same person … More Since high school

In Defense of Sardines: Happy 101st Birthday, Great Aunt Mary

The things my great Aunt Mary credits for her 101 years are love, laughter, humor, blueberries, and sardines (two cans a month). She was born on this day in 1913 to Slovenian immigrant parents in the Iron Range town of Chisholm, Minnesota. Her youngest brother, Frank, was my father’s father—Grandpa Koshere. I recently visited her … More In Defense of Sardines: Happy 101st Birthday, Great Aunt Mary

Some Ideas Resurrected from a Box in the Closet

Once home to a pair of Merrell boots, the box in my living room closet labeled GRAD SCHOOL is now home to a pile of chewed-up old folders: syllabi, lesson plans, thesis, writing feedback. For nearly two years, I haven’t done anything with that box but schlep it around—Missoula to DC to Wisconsin to Minnesota. … More Some Ideas Resurrected from a Box in the Closet