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The Woods in Wind


Yesterday I was sitting at my desk, working, when Ben called me outside to check out the woods behind our house. “I love coming into the woods on a windy day,” he told me. Ben loves the woods, period. We have 10 1/2 acres here, and most of it is wooded. Ben spends hours making trails, clearing […]

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Summer Fun


One year ago this month, we became homeowners. This time last year, I was frantically painting the fireplace (lots of terrible, grainy photos here). I’ve had requests to post more about the great outdoors around the house. It’s hard to overstate how much it’s changed in one year. Last July, the bulk of the yard […]

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Weekend Recap


You ever have one of those weekends where everything just falls into place? You check off everything on your to-do list and get to do the fun stuff you want to do? That was this weekend. It started with pizza night, one of my favorite nights for obvious reasons. Ben and I have been honing […]

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Desert Driving, Part I: Texas


After we left New Orleans–two weeks ago already!–we headed into Texas. I had never been to Texas, and I’m ready to admit that I underestimated that massive place. We powered through a serious rainstorm in Houston, which has so far been our only bad weather on this trip (not counting an ice storm in Cincinnati, […]

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Camp Cuisine

I spent the last two weeks of September car camping with my brother as he moved across the country. It was tremendous fun. Car camping is not for everyone: I know lots of people who would rather be roughing it with their gear on their backs and a lot fewer stops for gas; and then […]

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Naming Trees

What’s not to love about trees, right? When I’m out wandering around, which is pretty often, I spend a lot of time gazing up at the ordinary trees around me, mostly wondering what they are. As a pretty well-rounded renaissance person, I feel like I should know more–or something, at least–about the powerhouses that tower […]

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