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I'm a a professional writer and editor for a media/publishing firm in Rapid City, South Dakota. When not writing, I enjoy vinyl records, lava lamps, photography, hiking, and Bloody Marys...not necessarily in that order.

  • Tentucky, Anyone?

    I was reading an article the other day about states with the most appealing shapes. This piece declared Montana the winner. I’m a little suspicious though, because the article in question was printed in a Montana newspaper. Conflict of interest… Read More ›

  • From Chinook to Chislic

    I came across an article in Portland Monthly last week on bierocks, a Midwestern staple that resembles a glorified Hot Pocket. Apparently I am not the only one who has never heard of them because Microsoft Word doesn’t recognize the… Read More ›

  • Not Montana

    I was in the kitchen at work the other day and one of the RMs walked in for a cup of coffee. “So, I hear you’re moving!” he said to me. “Montana, is it?” I corrected him, but couldn’t help… Read More ›

  • Hamilton: The Mountain

    I’m sitting in my living room drinking a Bloody Mary and listening to an Acoustic Covers playlist on Spotify. Imagine “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” slowed down 90% and sung in a breathy whisper and you’ll have a pretty… Read More ›

  • Aloha? Oy!

    Things are starting to feel real now that our countdown has reached double digits. Further proof: we scheduled an appointment with a moving company for a quote. The estimator can’t make it out until mid-April, but we are in no… Read More ›

  • Time’s a Wasted Go

    I have no idea what inspired me to make corned beef and cabbage for dinner last night. Yes, it was St. Patrick’s Day. I get that. But I am not Irish and have only ever made the dish once before… Read More ›

  • 100 Days

    Today is a momentous milestone. In exactly 100 days, we will be leaving the PNW behind and heading for South Dakota! Seeing that countdown timer drop to double digits tomorrow is going to be surreal. We have slowly been preparing… Read More ›

  • Pink and Blue

    It’s been a fine springlike weekend here in the PNW – all sunshine, blue skies, and blooming cherry blossoms. I posted this photo to Facebook, and a friend who used to live in Portland but relocated to Ohio years ago… Read More ›

  • Ode to the Red Envelope

    Yesterday I stopped by the clinic before work for a blood draw in anticipation of my annual checkup next week. Because they did not open until 8:00 and I had to fast, I took my time getting ready in the… Read More ›

  • Billy, Birds & Beesley’s

    With just 15 weekends left until we move, we are in full-on prioritizing mode now. We already have about 1/3 of those weekends planned out, plus at some point we’re going to have to actually start packing. Everything is happening… Read More ›