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How To Survive The Airport With A Baby

Over the years I’ve read what feels like dozens of blog posts dedicated to traveling with “littles.” I can’t remember what any of them said except that apparently parents are supposed to bring baked goods and/or candy to generate goodwill … Continue reading

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People As Places As People: St. Loius

Friends have told me that Robert and I are “bad at vacation.” I think that we’re just misunderstood. We don’t do cruises, or resorts, or tropical. We do long drives and small towns and rust belt cities. We pass the … Continue reading

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I Am Drugs

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People As Places As People: Nashville

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I Swear I Don’t Stay Here Because I’m Mormon

Whenever I see a picture of J. Willard Marriott and his son¬†in a Marriott or a Marriott-affilliate, I feel like my worlds are colliding. Are they Mormons? Are they businessmen? Are they BOTH? All I know is those suits are … Continue reading

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Things Happy Couples Do: Sleep In Cheap Motels

This might be a new series. Because sometimes I look at so many pretty pictures of happy couples doing happy things that I get confused about how to actually be part of a happy couple. Happy is not always pretty. … Continue reading

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Flying Solo — Part II

Earlier this week I wrote about the thing that most scared me about marriage. Today I want to write about one of the things I most looked forward to: no more solo plane rides. We did holidays together when we … Continue reading

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Why Everybody Sees Through Your Lies On Airplanes

My grandmother¬†dresses up when she flies. She wears nice pants and nice shoes and a nice blouse and gets her hair done the day before. Traveling brings out the best in her. Husband does this, too, and usually travels with … Continue reading

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Resisting The Urge To Use Phantom Planet Lyrics As The Title Of This Blog

I spent the last few weeks working in planes and airports, balancing my laptop precariously on the tray hanging from the back of the seat, poised to throw my body on top of it like an overprotective mother when the … Continue reading

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I pulled my makeup bag and toothbrush out of my suitcase this morning, got ready, and thought about putting them right back in. I got in at midnight last night/this morning and I am going on another trip tomorrow. Then … Continue reading

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