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A Well Run Life

Aug 27, 2017

My mom says I am smart, but that I am not clever.

I am sure I am not smart enough to know what she means – but I have thought about her description often over the years. 

My thinking is not elegant. I don’t come to conclusions with deft

– deductive

– Sherlock Holms-ian clarity.

I have go over and under and...

Aug 14, 2017

I have a very particular style of home improvement.

My instincts attune to the whatever is the easiest, most efficient route

And I travel that path only after exhausting every single difficult road first.

I come from a family who deeply values language and we look for metaphors everywhere

But we’ll save the obvious...

Aug 9, 2017

As I type this the tender heads of my babies are passing through the digestive tracks of my enemies. 

I don’t know about you, but when I see a baby – eating it’s head off is not the first thing that comes to mind.

That is not the case for the birds near my farm.

I grow – with care and tenderness – little...