RIP, David Crosby. In light of the legendary rock star's passing, I thought I'd repost this blog entry that was originally published on Sep. 17, 2014. I love that the original comments are still here. A couple of you might recognize yourselves! Last night, we saw Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Keller Auditorium in … Continue reading Will the Real David Crosby Please Stand Up?
Saying Goodbye in Two Weeks vs. Eight Months
When Tara and I plotted our escape from the Pacific Northwest in 2018, we had a lot of time to prepare. About eight months from the moment we made that decision over mozzarella-wrapped fried pickles in a Rapid City pub one warm fall evening. So much time, we embarked upon a "PNW Farewell Tour," revisiting … Continue reading Saying Goodbye in Two Weeks vs. Eight Months
I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy.
I “attended” a virtual online brand storytelling conference today. My boss signed me up under her email and username. When I logged in and realized I was her—and that none of the participants were on camera—I could not let the opportunity to have a little fun pass. It all started when introductions were made. People … Continue reading I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy.
“Turn Left Heading Two Three Zero”
A short attention span and an inability to multitask are a dangerous combination. I learned this the hard way on Tuesday. Midway through our weekly Teams marketing meeting, J. started talking about something and I zoned out for a few minutes. To be fair, I was responding to a work-related email. It’s not like I … Continue reading “Turn Left Heading Two Three Zero”
Nostalgia is Fine, But the Midwest is Mine
Three years ago today, we arrived in Rapid City. Happy Dakotaversary to us. Three years, man. It doesn't even seem possible. There's a cliche about time passing in the blink of an eye, but I swear, living here still feels like a novelty. The newness has yet to wear off, and I have no idea … Continue reading Nostalgia is Fine, But the Midwest is Mine
Ask and Ye Shall Receive
In an admirable example of "ask and ye shall receive," I recently expressed a desire to have my book banned, and a longtime reader complied. She didn't hesitate in banning my book on her blog. Thank you, Stephanie. You're awesome. And really, she's more than a blogger: I consider her a friend. How could I … Continue reading Ask and Ye Shall Receive
June 24, or, How I Arrived Here (Twice)
Twice on June 24, I arrived in Rapid City. I don't think I even realized that until a couple of days ago. Obviously, the anniversary of our arrival on this date two years ago has been top-of-mind lately. But equally momentous—though I did not realize it at the time—was June 24, 2011. I have a … Continue reading June 24, or, How I Arrived Here (Twice)
Gettin’ Jiggly With It
Look, I can understand closing down certain non-essential businesses, rescheduling concerts, postponing Major League baseball, limiting social contact, yadda yadda. But Portland has just taken things a step too far by canceling their annual naked bike ride. Is nothing sacred these days?! This decision took some real balls. Sounds like a cover-up to me... Few … Continue reading Gettin’ Jiggly With It
Conflict of Interest
I got burned by an Englishman yesterday. Not physically burned, as in, he spilled his scalding hot tea on my arm while reaching for a crumpet. (By the way, I've never met a stereotype I didn't fully embrace.) Instead, I refer to the definition in Urban Dictionary: A usually sarcastic and insulting comment, devised to burn someone's emotions. What … Continue reading Conflict of Interest
One Down, 49 to Go
One year ago today, we went public and shared the news that we were moving to Rapid City, South Dakota. Via social media, of course, because this is the 21st century. We actually made our decision weeks earlier, on the first full day of our quickie weekend road trip out here. But there were i's … Continue reading One Down, 49 to Go