Entries Tagged as 'Alaska'

The Alaska house

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments

We’re enjoying the last day of our brief trip to Alaska today before we head to Seattle for Memorial Day Weekend tomorrow. Though both girls have been here before, in some ways this trip has felt like the first time they’ve really experienced the travel, the excitement, and the beauty of Alaska. It was Lucy’s […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 19, 1993

January 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Posing with a gift while sitting at the kitchen table on the night of May 26, 1993, after my graduation from high school. Long (for me) hair, paisley tie, with my new Case Logic binder (great for bringing all of those CDs to college!) on the table (and on a side note, I just emptied […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 17, 1991

January 13th, 2015 · No Comments

Me, getting a little “crazy” for the camera, at CTY, on the campus of Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, sometime in August of 1991. It was my fifth and last session of the beloved summer camp, and I had a great group of friends, felt really at home there, and was generally enjoying being […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 16, 1990

January 12th, 2015 · No Comments

Another school photo, but not only can I not seem to find another usable photo from this year, but I think that this photo and the previous one illustrate some big changes in my life. It’s the fall of 1990, and I’ve given up trying some “cool” haircut, I’ve gotten my braces off once and […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 15, 1989

January 11th, 2015 · No Comments

This one hurts. It’s the fall of 1989, I’m 14 and, it doesn’t get much more awkward than this. My painstakingly cultivated “side-spike,” groomed just so for school picture day, my too-big glasses, and the attempt at a braces-disguising smile. This looks like the photo you’d see under dictionary entry for “freshman.”

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40 Days until 40: Day 14, 1988

January 10th, 2015 · No Comments

This photo comes from a roll with an assortment of photos of and by my friend Paul, my best friend in the seventh grade. It doesn’t look like much, but the fact that my t-shirt has some neon colors and a logo on it (I never thought about it, but did this shirt, with its […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 13, 1987

January 9th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s the week of the Super Bowl, in late January, 1987. It’s also probably the height of my Denver Broncos fandom, just before the first of three losses, each more disheartening than the previous, over the next four Super Bowls. I’m dressed head to toe in my blue and orange finery, but my attire, along […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 12, 1986

January 8th, 2015 · No Comments

I’m making an exception for today, and instead of a photo, I’m using this hand-cut silhouette that hung in my parents’ bedroom. I’m in costume (note the cloth around the neck) at the Renaissance Fair in May, 1986; was it no longer called the “Open Aire Pleasure Faire” at this point? I finally did a […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 11, 1985

January 7th, 2015 · No Comments

Oh, man, I loved that sled. A seat so you could sit up straight on it, a steering wheel and a handbrake and you were all set. The fact that for awhile, you could with only slight discomfort sling it over your back like a backpack was a bonus. I’m standing in front of our […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 10, 1984

January 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Along with Colorado, Arizona was our other most common travel destination growing up, home to my mom’s parents. Before she sent me these photo albums, I hadn’t seen this photo, or at least didn’t recall it. I’m in Green Valley, Arizona, where my grandparents lived, apparently in conversation with one of their friends. I’ve avoided […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 8, 1982

January 4th, 2015 · No Comments

Here’s another format to add to the list: the school portrait. This one was taken in the fall of 1982, when I was in the second grade, my second year at Abbott Loop Elementary and also my second of two years in the multi-age 1st/2nd grade combined classroom known as “Joanne and Stephanie’s Family Group,” […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 7, 1981

January 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

A Kodak instant photo from my sixth birthday, in February of 1981, a few months before we moved from this house to the Hillside. I’m wearing my personalized BRIAN shirt, possibly a gift on that day, while my dad stands behind me, holding a gift my grandmother made, a quilt made up in part by […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 6, 1980

January 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

Halloween 1980, standing in front of the fireplace in our house downtown, dressed as the Lone Ranger, of course. By the next Halloween, we will have moved to the Hillside, and our days of neighborhood trick-or-treating would be over. This photo looks like a Polaroid but is actually taken with one of Kodak’s instant cameras, […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 5, 1979

January 1st, 2015 · No Comments

The year is 1979. The place is the bedroom Scott and I shared in our house on H Street. I’m sporting a classy cowboy shirt undoubtedly bought by Dad on a trip to Denver, and I’m showing off a cool walkie-talkie that was a prized possession. On the bookshelf, you can see some of our […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 4, 1978

December 31st, 2014 · No Comments

This undated Polacolor print was taken in the fall of 1978 at the Anchorage Co-op Preschool, where I would spend the next two years under the tutelage of the legendary Teacher Sally. This looks like a first day of school photo, as I’ve got a name tag on, but who knows. I don’t remember a […]

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