Alabama Bound

Alabama Bound

At the end of this month, I’ll set forth on my annual road trip from Bismarck, North Dakota to Monroeville, Alabama—a trip I’ve made every year since my senior year of high school. In Minneapolis, I’ll pick up my high school friend Mike, after which we’ll...
Writing (and the Deer Stand)

Writing (and the Deer Stand)

Last weekend was deer opener in Minnesota. As I sat in the stand, I thought back to a November morning several years ago, when I found myself sitting in a deer stand near the crack of dawn in the north woods. The season was colder than usual, and before the sun rose,...
Alabama Bound

Alabama Bound

This weekend, I’m setting forth on my annual road trip from Bismarck, North Dakota to Monroeville, Alabama—a trip I’ve made every year since my senior year of high school. My brother Bob will join me, as well as my friend Mike from Minneapolis. After Minnesota, the...
Writing (and the Deer Stand)

Writing (and the Deer Stand)

I remember a November morning several years ago, when I found myself sitting in a deer stand near the crack of dawn in the Minnesota north woods. The season was colder than usual, and before the sun rose, I’d fully lost all feeling in my fingers and toes. I had been...

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