Have You Been to My Church? Pictured Rocks’ Chapel Rock

You can absolutely decide what kind of day you're going to have. Will you choose to be disappointed in the 40-degree September weather, the wind, the still surprising throngs of humanity parked and hiking everywhere, as the water bottle you spilled in your backpack leaks through to your ass, or will you stop to admire the beauty all around you, [...]

By |2018-09-30T09:31:21-04:00September 30th, 2018|Yooper Life|0 Comments

Don’t Be a Fun-Sucker! Be the Change.

I got the coolest, most inspirational, fun idea from a Facebook friend last night that I couldn’t wait to participate in - the Secret Sister Gift Exchange! That is, until some people tried to suck all the fun out of it. Fun suckers. If you remember my Yooper Postcard Experiment from earlier this year, you’ll know that I totally dig [...]

By |2017-12-08T10:57:26-04:00December 8th, 2017|Yooper Life|0 Comments

Yooper Social Experiment

Has this ever happened to you? You have what you think is the most original, bestest idea ever, only to Google it and find out that someone totally one-upped you years ago. Yup. Happened to me today. I was thinking about a thank you card I received recently, and it reminded me what a wonderful feeling it is to be [...]

By |2017-08-14T12:35:17-04:00August 14th, 2017|Yooper Life|0 Comments

The Eagle Has Landed – Or Was He Abducted?

  Strictly speaking, the eagle in our story never really "landed." I just really like that phrase. More like, a climber carefully scooped him out of his nest up high in a tree, tucked him in a rucksack, and lowered him down to the ground where the other researcher was waiting to take speedy measurements and samples. I guess you [...]

By |2017-06-17T09:06:58-04:00June 17th, 2017|Yooper Life|0 Comments

Why I Haven’t Visited Antarctica…Yet

“So what places haven’t you visited yet?” one of my co-workers randomly asked me the other day. Funny he should ask, because recently I’d been thinking about Antarctica, one of the two “A” continents left on my visit list. I tell myself that it’s the trip I’m planning on taking to celebrate my retirement, but in reality, I’ve been putting [...]

By |2017-05-07T15:11:50-04:00May 7th, 2017|Travel, Yooper Life|0 Comments

A Hiawatha Horror Story

“Sixty seconds my ass!” - and a picture of a tent in the text message - is how my story began. Spring has sprung in the Yoop, which means it’s that time of year again: Cooter Camp! Each April on opening trout weekend, a bunch of my girlfriends and I (Mumma included) take to the Hiawatha National Forest armed with [...]

By |2017-04-25T21:21:41-04:00April 25th, 2017|Yooper Life|1 Comment

You Just Can’t Make This Sh*t U.P.

You know how they say that everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame? Somehow I thought mine was when I won the 5th grade spelling bee, but apparently I was mistaken. My 15 minutes of fame involves a bird and a dead animal carcass. Now, for those of you who know me understand that I get a little nerdy when [...]

By |2017-02-13T16:26:17-04:00February 13th, 2017|Yooper Life|7 Comments

A Holiday Tradition, Yooper Style

Sometimes I feel like I’m the luckiest person in the whole, wide world. Picture this: You’re sitting in a crowded auditorium, with folks who got here hours before the gig was scheduled to begin, and you’re bursting with excitement, waiting somewhat impatiently for the whole thing to start. People have been talking about it for weeks, asking, “They’re still coming [...]

By |2016-12-20T09:33:25-04:00December 20th, 2016|Yooper Life|0 Comments

I Am Thankful For Sara

Some people swear by the notion that it’s way easier to unload all of your life issues on some random stranger, like the bartender, rather than to bare your soul to your closest family and friends. Maybe it’s because your closest family and friends are what cause you to drink in the first place. Or maybe it’s because the bartender [...]

By |2016-12-19T11:40:37-04:00November 24th, 2016|Yooper Life|0 Comments

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.