Derrick Knutson

I’ve been fishing out of my 8-foot-long kayak for years without much trouble. Even when it’s gotten windy, I’ve been able to turn it into the waves and slice my way through the water back to shore. I’d like to say it was a harsh, whitecap-wave-inducing storm that caused my streak of staying above the [...]

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A few weeks ago we had our backyard seeded; some landscaping guys came in, spread the seed and drug the area with a grader pulled behind a four-wheeler. Some might think it boring to watch grass grow, but I was actually quite excited for the prospect of watching new sprouts of grass propagate the lawn [...]

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There used to be a time when I didn’t really care much about birds. I acknowledged their existence and got slightly perturbed when they’d tweet incessantly as soon as the sun came up shortly after 5 a.m., waking me up. But now my perception of them has changed. I find enjoyment in watching them flit [...]

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Since moving into our first house a couple of months ago, I’ve made a concerted effort to become manlier. I’ve fixed a busted spring on a chair, sanded and re-hung a bathroom door so it no longer rubs when it closes, and I just recently planted a bunch of trees with the help of my [...]

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Days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years before you realize just how long it’s been since you’ve seen people who used to play such an integral role in your life. During college, I found a group of people who really made me feel at home on campus. We all played on [...]

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If giant hillbillies arm wrestling at various venues throughout the southern United States isn’t entertainment, I don’t know what is. Wait, check that; that’s not entertainment, it’s just sad. I wish I were making up the fact that there’s a show on cable and satellite television called “Game of Arms.” This reality show follows groups [...]

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