Will we have a farm?

My family and I have spent a beautiful weekend on a working “vacation farm” in rural New York. Growing up as I did in a almost-entirely agricultural region, the idea that city dwellers would pay good money to drive several hours out of the urban bustle so they can wake up early and feed some…

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Running to win

What am I running for? I have real life goals now, for the first time since, well, ever. That’s not true, of course: I have had dreams my whole life, and at various points they have even been realistic ones. And there have been various points where I felt that I could apply myself and…

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Where going?

Well, now what do I do? It is a new year, a year that will contain, among other milestones, my son’s second birthday, the fifth anniversary of my first date with the young woman who is now my wife, and the thirtieth anniversary of my conception. Yes, time is flying. In a year and a…

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Job Dreaming

How many times do people ask you what your “dream job” would be? I am not ready for that question. Mostly I don’t know, and usually the inkling I do have about the topic is not something I wish to share with this or that particular interlocutor. But I have been doing a lot of…

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