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Olson Family Records From Norway

This is a first for me. I found many records related to the family of my 2x great-grandmother Ovidia Olson. I had some information on her family that I had been given by my cousins still living in Norway, and these records aligned at every point with what they had said. 445 more words


Dear Teen Me

There is a “Dear Teen Me,” meme that I have not done, but if I were to do it now, I might invoke my young self to stop reading Vonnegut, to read maybe one book each by Nabokov, Auster, and Delillo but not read them obsessively, so that my own writing become paralyzed with self-consciousness. 348 more words


The 1 year old

Another baby is 1. So, I guess, not a baby anymore.

Well, he still can act like a baby. :)

Have him turn 1 is so exciting, but a little bittersweet.   59 more words