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We are selling the house. Yes, the house we labored over (and under), the one we restored with our own sweat and bulging biceps (ahem), the house that we thought we'd be in forever. (And ever.)
Why, why, why would we sell…Continue
We peeled our winter bodies out from too-tight bathing suits Saturday afternoon to try our first official Eat. If you haven't been following along, my husband and I have decided to try each of the 42 Best Eats listed in the March 2012 issue of Traverse Magazine, and even though we were in TC to shake off the winter blues at Great Wolf Lodge, we knew there was no time like the present for digging into America's favorite vegetable: fries.
We chose Slabtown Burgers' hand-cut fries…Continue
I'd gone up to bed early to catch that perfect hour of pre-exhaustion reading. I had my Traverse Magazine and my book. I never got to the book.
I nearly wrote that I "flipped through" Traverse, but no, that's not right. I made a full stop on each page, not to look for my byline (ahem) but to get into the nitty gritty of each image. The art, the photos, the concepts in March's issue are gorgeous. So gorgeous, in fact, that I almost passed the story. The story that, just in its…Continue
And in the end, a woman still does get up when it's dark out, before the children wake and before the cars drive in earnest toward their parking spots downtown, to tip-toe down the back stair in the chill and dark. She puts a dish of oatmeal into the oven so that the aroma of the berry-covered crisp crust wakes the family. She puts in a half-hour on the treadmill. She looks around the mudroom and the backyard, her view from the treadmill, and plots projects for the spring. A playhouse. A…Continue
In the end, I'm writing this story from a room I could never imagine, in a house I couldn’t visualize. And maybe it’s because we’ve been going so fast, so often, but it seems completely natural that this is my room. It seems as if it’s been my room all along.…