Author Archives: Anne

Bucking Tradition – An Annotated Pictorial Rendering of the Final Nail in the Coffin of my Pastry Chef Aspirations

In junior high, I developed a profound love for sheep.  Not a fetish, but definitely a mild obsession.  My collection expanded to the point that we could decorate for Christmas exclusively with sheep.  Over time, I sheared the collection to … Continue reading

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Stuffocation

My grandma trashed three houses and two apartments, systematically filling them up with stuff until they were completely unlivable.  The Wisconsin Department of Health evicted her from one home on Christmas Eve.  Sorry ma’am.  This place is a health hazard. … Continue reading

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My Brush With Royalty

I walk into Blogging 101 at The Loft Literary Center approximately thirty seconds before the class starts and scan the room, searching for a place to sit.  I identify two empty spots in a sea of women. I gravitate toward … Continue reading

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Science + Urban Fantasy = Anything IS Possible

I’m guest blogging (glogging?) over at Suzanne Johnson’s urban fantasy site today.  Come for a visit and I’ll provide a semi-scientific explanation for shapeshifting! http://suzanne-johnson.blogspot.com/2013/12/science-meet-urban-fantasy-with-anne.html  

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DOA at the WRC

I open the garage door, walk around the car, and stop in my tracks.  There you are, a puff of feathers, right where the garage door meets the floor.  A half-strangled squeal works its way out of my throat.  You … Continue reading

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How Feminine Hygiene Products Saved My Geriatric Male Terrier’s Life

**I’m thankful for the 14.5 years I had with Henry.  Here’s a piece I wrote before he died.** This is Henry.             Henry is a bad dog.  OK fine.  He’s a bad-acting dog. Let’s start … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Dessa of the Doomtree Collective

Dear Dessa: I met you yesterday at Steeple People Thrift Store in Uptown.  Let me paint the scene to refresh your memory as I’m certain people say idiotic things to you all the time. Me: (standing at the front counter … Continue reading

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Well, it’s a Marvelous Night for a Blog Launch

Thirty degrees in the Twin Cities, heading for a low of eighteen.  I tromp up to the attic in search of a sailor hat.  The gale-force cross ventilation howls in protest. Towers of bankers boxes rise like standing stones.  To … Continue reading

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