The Goose That Laid the Golden…Egg

Some people say cancer is a gift. If you know people like that, I would personally not accept any presents from them. However, I did discover recently that cancer can open a door every now and then. I, for instance, just found a pretty amazing side hustle thanks to a service (https://www.researchmatch.org/) that pairs me […]
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I Resolve No Resolutions

I’ll be glad when January is here and New Year’s Resolutions aren’t taking up so much airspace. Yeah, maybe I’m a little jumpy. I’ve had some experiences where the Universe hears me being all resolute about something, or making pledges, and decides to mess with me. I’ve learned my lesson. January of 2018, for example, […]
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Bonfire of the Non-Vanities

One of my favorite things about living in Salmon is the fashion scene. Take, for instance, the New Year’s Eve nightclub fashion dilemmas faced by my urban friends. Fortunately, Esquire can offer suggestions for classic staples such as these: Hot little numbers for the ladies include: But Iron Chef and I had made the A-List […]
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Podunk Meets Paradise Re-Boot

I started this blog in 2012 when I happened upon an atrocious review of my beloved Salmon, Idaho. The first post was my attempt at introducing readers to our hometown. Over the next few years, I made observations about this place, my family, our travels, our music…anything that I felt could benefit from just a […]
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The Ties That Bind

Christmas break is officially over as the Odd Number bid his farewell this morning. He’s a sophomore at Boise State now and man, they have a long break! Long enough in fact, for me to notice that the young man didn’t know how to tie his shoes. How can that be, you are asking yourself. […]
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Shiny New Shopping Carts

Podunk only has one grocery store. A few years ago I wrote about the sorry state of the Lone Store’s shopping carts. I’ll pause while you review the 2014 essay Trials and Tribulations at Podunk’s Lone Store Corral. OK great. Because now you will remember how important this news is. Hot off the press,  perhaps […]
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Women’s Snowshoe March

While many women marched in urban capitol cities today, some of us in Podunk headed out for a snowshoe march. I attached a poster with my spirit animal, Linda Hamilton (the badass mutha Sarah Conner from the Terminator, as if you didn’t know that), to my backpack and tromped through the forest with my sidekick […]
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Trolling for Sponsors Pays Off

Gentle Podunk readers will remember that I’ve been trolling for sponsors for a good many years with surprisingly little success. All that has changed. My hockey team, the Cold Muthas, recently made an appearance in Podunk’s first annual Hoar Frost tournament. And we did so with the support of none other than Sturdy Pine Gear […]
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The Trouble with Scandals

When late night smarty pants Charlie Rose fell from grace last month, the veteran journalist took a lot of people down with him. Including yours truly, Podunk. No, Mr. Rose did not parade around naked in front of me, nor did he grab my buttocks in an ill-fated attempt to be a guest blogger for […]
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Podunk Goes Multimedia

I talked some friends into letting me be a guest podcaster for their new OutLandIsh series. I’ve listened to podcasts and they sometimes sound like journalism, a sport that I like. I will say that if you had told me when I was in college that radio journalism was going to be the thing, I […]
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