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Monthly Archives: May 2013

I’ve always loved excursions to the library. Being surrounded by books and all that knowledge—stacked up high to the ceiling, ready at one’s fingertips—feels like a kind of security for me, like somehow all of life’s questions could be answered on those pages.  As a kid, I remember my mom driving my brother and I to Schlow, our library in downtown State College. We’d bring along used grocery bags and load them… Read More

Yesterday was a Thursday, only it felt like a Saturday. Cooper had work off and the kids were out of school. I have no idea why. All I know is, it was a Swedish holiday and we desperately needed the time to do a lot of unimportant stuff. You know, the kind of uninspiring things that take up otherwise useable brain space and critical mental energy. Like for instance…fixing the knob that… Read More