Monthly Archives: February 2016

Remembruary 12, No One Here Gets Out Alive

Walking home from our haircut appointments, John pointed out, “You know, if there was a zombie apocalypse, there’s no way anyone would actually survive.” I agreed, pointing out, if I remember my exact words, that “any disease that’s 100% communicable … Continue reading

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Remembruary 11, Triangulation & Non-Traditional Research

I wrote a great blog late last week on this topic.  And apparently I didn’t post it before shutting my browser down.  Realizing I’d done something so dumb, I spent the weekend in a vague funk, not writing and not … Continue reading

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Remembruary 10, Troll Stories (ca. 2006)

When my children were young, I told them stories every night, always about Terry Troll, resident of the Kingdom of NeverEverWas.  I recorded one story but can’t find it.  The rest are lost…except for this one, untitled, which shows the … Continue reading

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Remembruary 9, Trinity (June 1993)

            I’m graduating tomorrow after four years at Eastern Washington University, including the last three summers.  I’ve been working on a five-year degree, finishing in four years.  Summer classes were the only thing that made that possible, plus one Honors … Continue reading

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Remembruary 8, Dimitri (1993)

We’re knocking on Dimitri’s door, knocking louder and louder.  It’s almost eight o’clock, so he’s probably passed out, and it takes a loud knock to get the man moving.  Marauder’s standing on one side of Dimitri’s door, Big Dog directly … Continue reading

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Remembruary 7, Bailey & Boone’s Farm (1990-1992)

              Bailey and I went to school together from fifth grade on.  Sometimes we hated each other.  When we did, I called her The Blue Witch, a less-than-clever taunt built against her blue ski jacket.  Once, after calling her … Continue reading

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Remembruary 6…

1.  Good father. 2.  Good husband. 3.  Good at my job. On the best days, I think I get to pick two.  On average days, I have one picked for me. Between migraines, work, a new book project, and depression, … Continue reading

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Remembruary 5, Two Fragments about Blood (1989 & 2013ish)

As I noted at the end of Remembruary 4, I do my research erratically, and I keep terrible records.  This leaves me repeating my efforts a lot, when it comes to research, and I lose a lot of writing.  That’s … Continue reading

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Remembruary 4, A Quick Note on Copper

I recently finished teaching Brad Tyer’s book Opportunity, Montana: Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape in WRIT 305, an advanced essay class.  It’s the first time we’ve ever offered this class at Western, and it … Continue reading

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Remembruary 3, Tucson/The Joker (or…Back to the Cards)

In November of 2015, I wrote daily on my blog, a sort of nod to Novel Writing November.  It’s all archived if anyone wants to read it.  Knowing there would be days when ideas were hard to come by, I … Continue reading

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