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"Taking Flight" statue at the Women's and Children's Alliance in Boise, Idaho. Monarch butterfly by Valerie Pierce.Elizabeth Newton.

My Hometown—Boise, Idaho

Speaking up in Idaho has rarely gone well, in my experience.

My Hometown Primary category in which blog post is published

I am the doctor with a diagnosis, the telegram that comes early in the morning, the six missed calls from your mom

Okay, that is really dramatic. I am not that important.

North Macedonia or Bust

The European Union and the United States want the people of Macedonia to believe that a bright Euro-Atlantic future lies just around the corner.

Mr. Ouija and Mrs. Gail

I wasn’t afraid of being possessed, but Gail did freak me out, with stories of Satanic rituals that had taken place in the small Appalachian mountain town I grew up in.