ThrowBack Thursday: B is for Backpack

To aid in combatting my constant struggle against perfection and lack of discipline (particularly in finishing things) I have decided to embrace the Throw-Back Thursday. In order to enlighten you to my shenanigans of the past year, each Thursday will highlight something of the past year of my life. This one I wrote just over a fortnight ago…

Crouton Connections

Some of the best life advice I’ve ever heard was given to me in my high school outdoor ed class. My teacher was raving about food in the bush, the day’s topic of conversation being steak (a popular subject that came up weekly). I’ll save you the dopey expressions on the boys’ faces and the drool building in…

I Think This’ll Be Alright

I have an hour and a half until dinner time. (Pork tenderloin with blackberry sauce and mashed potatoes; creme brûlée for dessert. Staff get lasagna and Lemon Posset. Special Thanks to Melody and Auntie Rebecca for the posset recipe!) I just finished the start of organizing my room. My room.  I realized today that this will…

PP: Tall Ticket

  Dear Mom, I MADE IT ON THE BUS! I AM PROGRESSING EASTWARD! Sincerely,  Your toothbrush-loving, Harry Potter accompanied, cheek-smushed-against-window-sleeping daughter, ~Anna PS: yes, I got a seat near the front.  PPS: I am terrified of bus bathrooms. 

Manitoba Ho, Part 2: A Saga

I am jet lagged in my own city.            Yes. My Own City. It seems the world turned into a crazy dream in which Life said to me “Just Kidding!” in a most unfortunate way. I last posted perhaps 19 hours ago. Since then, I have eaten, slept, and made my…

Manitoba Ho

I’m at the airport. The last time I was in this place I was making sure my friend Katrina From Alaska was getting on board her flight alright. That was December. I have missed her, since. (If you ever read this, Katrina – Hello! I’m hanging out in the spot we played cards.) The sky…

The Peace and Bear Grease Backstory

There are certain things in life that cause me to smile a lot. One is silly rhymes. Another is my friend Sally. I stumbled upon Sally’s blog during the Mongolia months, and after a steady stream of “likes” and comments of understanding and delight from reading her posts, we somehow discovered a lovely (perhaps slightly obscure) friendship. She fills me with deep appreciation…

Facts: Re: Summer 2015

I, Anna Brown, acknowledge that I am, indeed, one wordy person, and hereby vow to (for once) make this a short, factual, and informative post in order that you (my lovely friends, followers, and family) might know about my life and plans in the upcoming months, saving me the repeated conversations in person and otherwise regarding…