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The boxes arrived, all five hundred and twenty of them, over 18,000 lbs. I stood on my front porch watching as the truck pulled up, the flatbed carrying a dozen wooden crates—containers that had sailed halfway around the world from Sweden to California, via train to Salt Lake and finally to St. George. Inside were all our worldly possessions: family mementos, photos, Maggie’s favorite stuffies, our piano, books that felt more like… Read More

I’ve been off grid for a while, trying to put the pieces of my life back together, quite literally. I’ve got socks in the kitchen, Legos in my bathroom, pens in every room, (although if I need one, I can’t find any). We moved to Stocksund in minus 13 degrees, snow falling, with wind that felt like sandpaper brushing against our skin. The movers did double duty, alternately carting in boxes and… Read More