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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.

  • Sleep Away Montana

    Holy crap. It’s June. There have been a lot of milestone dates as we counted down to our move – January 1 comes to mind (“we’re moving this year!”), as well as March 15 (“99 days – we’re down to… Read More ›

  • This Here’s the Rubber Duck

    We bought walkie-talkies on Amazon last week, and I have to admit, I’m pretty excited. More so than any self-respecting adult should be. Good thing I have so little self-respect! The whole thing was Tara’s idea; she’d suggested a while… Read More ›

  • Homeless Crisis Averted

    I am happy to report that we will not be homeless in Rapid City. Not that I actually thought that would happen, but I will admit that I flew into a quasi-panic the other day when I realized two things:… Read More ›

  • Faded Past, Bright Future

    One month from today, we’ll be rolling into Rapid City, South Dakota. Barring anything strange and unexpected, like a flat tire in the middle of nowhere or an alien abduction, of course. How did we get to this point?! Don’t… Read More ›

  • This Looks Familiar

    Six years ago, shortly after Tara moved out here, we took a drive and came across a couple who were stuck in the snow. We helped them out of that jam by enlisting the aid of a guy with a… Read More ›

  • That Voodoo That I Do

    A few weeks ago, we went through the pantry and mentally catalogued what was in there. After finding a random assortment of items – garlic chili paste, barley, a packet of fajita seasoning (to name but a few) – we… Read More ›

  • Lava Junkie

    How ’bout that Hawaiian volcano?! I think it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with the Kilauea eruption. I have spent more time than I care to admit devouring news stories and scrolling through Instagram photos and video of the lava…. Read More ›

  • All Her Suicides Are Fake

    One of the best things about this time of year is the early sunrises. I might think otherwise if I ever slept in, but I’m up super early most mornings so it’s a non-issue. Sometimes I’m out walking, like today…. Read More ›

  • What’s Old is New Again

    I have a coworker who just started watching The Office. He may be late to the party, but boy do I envy him right now. Imagine having nine glorious seasons’ worth of new-to-you episodes of a beloved, critically-acclaimed comedy series… Read More ›

  • The Waiting is the Hardest Part

    Now that it’s May, I can say we will be moving to South Dakota next month. Whoa. I’m pretty excited and anxious to get out there. Right now it feels like we’re living in limbo, standing on the precipice of… Read More ›