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Juror #8

There probably aren’t many people who get a piece of mail from the county courthouse and think, “yes!” And if I’m being honest, I didn’t either. At first. Back in September, an official-looking yellow envelope arrived at the house, addressed to me and sent by Washington County.  Upon inspection of the return address label, it […]

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Cleveland Rocks

Sometimes — once in a lifetime even — something comes along that makes you want to shout from the rooftops, sing in the rain, and hug strangers. That thing – for me – is Malley’s Buckeyes. It’s unclear how I managed the first thirty years of my life without these little buttons from heaven, but […]

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Scenery and Solitude in the BWCA | Part 5

This post is part of a series, click here for the full story. Breaking camp the last day of a trip is always bittersweet. We are always relieved to be safe and done and heading home, but we already miss the peace and quiet and adventure of the wilderness. Our last morning in the Boundary […]

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Scenery and Solitude in the BWCA | Part 4

This post is part of a series, click here for the full story. We woke up to weather so beautiful the nastiness the day before felt like just a bad dream.  The sky was clear as a bell and the water had been restored to the glassiness we’d seen in all the pre-trip brochures and […]

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Scenery and Solitude in the BWCA | Part 3

This post is part of a series, click here for the full story. Coulda been the overnight storm, coulda been just crazy, unpredictable Quetico weather. Whatever the reason, we woke up to some UNfriendly looking water on Monday. What had been still, glassy water and calm skies the day before was a lake of whitecap […]

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