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[ est. 2005 ]

2017: The Year in Dillow Music

We, uhm, bought some music in 2017. Somehow more than we realized, and definitely more than our last few years' totals. Does anyone else...

2017: The Book Report

2017 was a weird reading year for me—I actually read 38 books (a lame amount to many of my reading friends but pretty huge for me) and...

October

October by Robert Frost, 1874-1963 O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,...

Color/Colour Lovers

I participated in another round of Color/Colour Lovers in February along with Andrea Jenkins, Xanthe Berkeley, and a whole bunch of other...

Being a Military Kid

Being a military kid isn't always the easiest thing to be. As has been discussed here ad nauseum over the years, it's hard for obvious...

Another Coincidence Story

Two years ago I wrote about coincidences; because Alabama was on my mind then, I was thinking about my big Alabama coincidence. But I...

Interesting Things for the Weekend

From Some Writer! by Melissa Sweet Speaking of Basquiat... No matter how you feel about the circus, the end of Ringling Brothers is big...

Spring in the Mountain West

Last weekend we hosted the Karahalis family and spent a good 50% of our time with them outdoors in the sunshine, surrounded by freshly...

Five Instagram Accounts

I'm not sure if it's a new feature or if I just never paid attention, but I recently learned how to properly embed an Instagram photo...

Mid-May Participles

Recovering (sort of) from yesterday's too-busy-of-a-month meltdown. If memory serves, December 16 was the meltdown day in that month, so...

When Lightning Strikes

Because it is May, I had to race from a meeting on the south side of town over to Michael's on the north side of town at 8 pm because...

The Elementary School Track Meet

Every year Cheyenne puts on an elementary school track program for 4th-6th graders; they divide up the 28 elementary schools in town and...

This is a Printing Office

While I'm on the subject of News of the World, here's another bit that I had to stop and reread so as to think about it fully: Maybe life...

Signs of Spring

tiny little flower shoots outdoor photo sessions dinner outside on the porch the smell of grills in the circle Ghost In the Graveyard...

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