Murphy Dome Diaries

A journalist observes life in the far north.

How do you like me now?

Alright. I have a confession to make. I gave up blogging and took up backpacking. It wasn’t planned. It just happened. Something shiny and new came into my life and … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The ex

My weekend at the ex-husband’s house did not turn out how I thought it would.  I visited primarily to spend time with a mutual friend, Dee, who was visiting from … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 1 Comment


So I am working at the family business, a granite company, in a dusty windowless office typing out invoices and ordering earth-colored slabs that will be sliced and polished into … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · 4 Comments

Last day of school

Today was the last day of preschool for Jade. The parents boxed up all of the paints, blocks, plastic dinosaurs and tiny chairs while Jade and her classmates played outside.  … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The day I cut off all of my hair

Almost three weeks ago, I plopped into a chair at the beauty salon, looked my hairdresser, Alicia, in the eye and told her to lop off my bra-strap-length mane. “I … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

My Thursday

6:15am – Wake up and drink coffee. 6:30am – Wake up Monkey No. 2, the boy. 6:45am – Wake up Monkey No. 1, the girl. 7:00am – Serve breakfast and … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

As March marches on

We went to the cabin last weekend and Alec finally dug out the Quonset hut, which was almost completely buried in snow. He used a snow saw to cut out … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment