Minnesota Girl in a Trump World

When you think of a “Minnesota Girl” what comes to mind? Not sure if it’s someone like me or not. What I’ve learned is that there are lot of diverse women in Minnesota. I’m not sure how many would claim their Minnesotan-ness as a big part of their identity. I do. Lately I’ve become increasingly and… Continue reading Minnesota Girl in a Trump World

Rachel’s getting married

My sister Rachel is getting married in three weeks. She’s 33, is a gorgeous 5’11” brunette who finally found her manly man: Kyle. He hunts and sells land in northern Minnesota. They met on match two years ago. They’d both been in serious relationships and longed to find love, their person, and start a family.… Continue reading Rachel’s getting married

Traditions at Christmas, Part II

Here’s what we did for Christmas this year. Our first Christmas celebration was an early one in Duluth. Second weekend of the month, all the Goodspeeds over at my parents house. Almost all the Goodspeeds were there, except Rebekah in Australia, and Jake and Ruthann. Jake ended up in the hospital with heart problems. We… Continue reading Traditions at Christmas, Part II

Traditions, at Christmas

When I was a kid we had lots of traditions at Christmas. As a family we’d always pile into the car and drive out to the country to cut our own Christmas tree. I remember my dad in his Viking’s purple snowsuit laying on the ground sawing at the trunk. He’d be all underneath the… Continue reading Traditions, at Christmas