Category Archives: Where do I live?

Crazy-Amazing

Some days you want to forget, you hear me? And then there are days like yesterday. I never want to forget yesterday. Because Amazing, is why. So I got called down to the principal’s office, which is usually a good thing, but somehow it still has the power to make me a little nervous. (Full […]

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How to Get it to Rain

(A Drought-Year User’s Guide) 1. Stare at wilting plants and withering grasses for a month. 2. Gasp in shock, every day, when you somehow forget what 90+ degrees feels like in your yard. 3. Sleep with the AC on, even though you live in the high mountain desert, and everyone knows it gets very cold […]

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Pigeons

I live in a little town in a mountain valley. It’s very lovely here, I tell you. Mountains out every window. At this moment, everything’s green and perfect — trees and plants and lawns sort of glimmer, and the hills have managed to keep enough of the scant water they got this winter to be […]

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Fun Things Happen Around Here

So, it’s August, kids. I know. How did that happen? But hey. While time’s flying by, let’s take a minute to put a few things on the calendar, should we? (Oh, yes. Let’s.) * August 8th, 10th and 12th (yes, that’s NEXT WEEK) I’m teaching a teen writer’s class at the Wasatch County Library in […]

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She’s Positively Hilarious

Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha ha. Mother Nature is absolutely having a joke with me. It is snowing. Right now. Big, fat, wet flakes that are covering my tulips like white stocking caps. Isn’t that hysterical? Snow is sticking to the grass. And the sidewalk. And the road. And the roofs. And my soul. (Just […]

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Wherein I Stare Vacantly at the Monitor

I’m watching for it, that brilliant post. I’m waiting for it to arrive. I stare, purposefully if you wish, at the monitor. Here’s what I see. No brilliant blog post on the horizon. Rather, my head’s reflection, and the blowy trees in the back yard. This is the kind of mirror I can really mesh […]

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Skunked

Okay. Remember that Springtime I’ve been waiting for? It is coming. Coldly, but coming. And it’s bringing with it an unexpected bonus. That’s right, friends. I have a skunk. It’s decided that it wants to live here. At my home. Behind/beneath my little shed, to be exact. I have a tenant, except it doesn’t pay […]

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Tap, tap… is this thing still on?

Oh, there you are. Oh, here I am. It has been a crazy, busy few days, and that is all the excuse I have for leaving blogland in the dust. I taught biotechnology and chemistry on Thursday. It was grand. Fun. I mean it. And then the Wilhites gathered around the computer to watch basketball. […]

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