Derrick Knutson
Unlike some people, I actually enjoy moving the lawn. I worked for a lawn care business for three years during high school, and every time I smell freshly cut grass it reminds me of the years of my youth. The side effect of working for a lawn care business is that I want every blade [...]...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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 la...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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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 “...Read More
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