Author Archives: Jennifer

About Jennifer

Writer teacher mama sister friend sewist poet trying to stay warm in Minnesota's northwest.

Four years in

My mother died four years ago today. Four years. The length of a presidency. How long it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree. 1/11 of my life, so far. 1/3 of V’s life. She has missed so much. The end … Continue reading

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Mushrooms 2018! (part the first)

Gentle readers! I have so many things to tell you, and so little energy to do it. But I’m a sucker for traditions, so here is the first installment of Mushroom posts for 2018. So all these photos come from … Continue reading

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Engage

I know I just moved to Hendrum a year and four months ago. I know I said I was done moving, now, and everyone should just get used to it. I was wrong. See, I fell in love with this … Continue reading

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“You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.” –EECummings

Yeah, last time I wrote, I know I said I didn’t know about happily ever after. But to be honest, I knew even then, after ten weeks. I knew after two, really. Not that I have those pesky, youthful illusions … Continue reading

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Ten weeks and two days

Mercy, dear readers. Dating is labor-intensive! So is parenting. And work. And home keeping. And blogging. And, well, you get the idea. When we last discussed my love life, I was again single after a brief but lovely foray into … Continue reading

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Podcast Bandwagon

I know most of you are already familiar with the wonderful world of podcasts.  Serial, Mark Maron, Welcome to Nightvale…And if you don’t know them personally, you’ve heard talk of such things. I’ve been listening to a variety of them … Continue reading

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Sunsets

On my way to pick V up from her weekend with her father, I pulled over to take some pictures of the sunset. Every time I see an especially lovely sunset, I think of this book, Never Miss a Sunset, … Continue reading

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