Moving Day…?I ship out to Colorado onJuly 8th, 2012The big day is here.
Marine Corps MarathonMy next 26.2 is onOctober 28th, 2012Time to run!
Author Archives: merlintoes
The older I get, the more I look back on my young adulthood and feel entirely humbled by the grace I must have received – unknowingly – from my older friends who were patient with me and knew I just … Continue reading
Week Two of my graduate-level Writing Workshop tonight. We were prompted to write a one-page “Portrait of My Body.” We used Philip Lopate’s work of the same title for inspiration. The idea was to extol a particular body part and … Continue reading
And just like that, belonging seems possible. First night of the writing degree; step one on the journey to my M.A. in Creative Nonfiction. Workshop class. “We are fourteen, are we not?” is how the professor put it as she … Continue reading
I’m here. I made it. Took me ten days of travel (one day was in the OBX, not traveling, but still…) and 3015.3 miles to get from my brother’s driveway to my own new driveway at the house I’ll be … Continue reading
I rolled out of Kadoka today thinking I’d get much farther than I did. There was a lot to see today, so I knew it wouldn’t be a long day mileage-wise, but I thought I’d get into Wyoming or Nebraska … Continue reading
Day Two had me heading to Emerald Isle, the new home of my friend Byron from high school. While he’s on his fourth tour in Afghanistan, his wife Grace is in their new house at the beach, with their 14-month-old … Continue reading