Read the rest here, if you like.
When there’s a place that is in childhood seen as paradise, living there in adulthood brings both gratification and trials. Such is my situation, having come to Aitkin every summer of my life, last year moving here for good.
Of course, everyone said I would hate the winter and while I still insist snow is magical, when it snowed on Easter Monday I finally admitted I’d had enough of it. Other trials spring from the economy, remoteness and more bureaucratic regulation than in my home state of Texas. I’m extremely lucky to have this job at the Age. It’s not what I wanted to be when I grew up – that’s an artist, which I also am, freelance – but I find means to be enthusiastic about it through my greatest passion, fiction.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
First professional writing
I almost forgot! For the first time, I wrote something for hire. It's a column for the newspaper where I work part time, a sort of self-introductory piece.