Amy Allender

She’s Not From Around Here: Thankfulness is a perspective

She’s Not From Around Here: Thankfulness is a perspective

A few weeks ago, everything seemed to be going wrong. My family had gone on a trip where some hard decisions had to be made. Stress levels were high, and during the trip, everyone had gotten sick. My husband, Derek, had a fever, our boys were coughing, noses were...

She’s Not From Around Here: Cold is Relative

She’s Not From Around Here: Cold is Relative

When you find out you’re moving to Minot, the first thing you wonder about is the cold. When you move to Minot the first thing you’ll think about is the cold. When you tell someone you live in Minot, the first thing they ask about is the cold.Yes, there’s more to...

She’s Not From Around Here: Cold is Relative

She’s Not From Around Here: The Honor Code

I’ve never been robbed. Not really. There have been two instances in which something of mine was stolen. They are as follows: Once, at a pumpkin patch in Delaware, I painted a small pumpkin that came complimentary with each corn maze admission. I brushed on...

She’s Not From Around Here: Cold is Relative

She’s Not Around Here: Rewriting the Narrative

MINOT--I’m not an expert at many things. A lover of learning, I tend to soak up information and skills, without ever committing them to lifelong practice. This comes in handy because I know a little bit about a lot of bits. If I need to know more, I can usually find...

She’s Not From Around Here: Cold is Relative

Norsk Høstfest

It’s time to dust off those sweaters. The Norsk Høstfest is here. Amy Allendar Photo MINOT--It happened while my family was at Logger Fest over the weekend. I was standing to the side of the bouncy-house obstacle course, waiting for my son to come down the final...

She’s Not From Around Here: Cold is Relative

She’s Not From Around Here: Trash Christmas

My favorite biannual holiday starts on Monday.That’s right, I’m talking about Trash Christmas.I know a lot of new folks have moved into Minot since the last Trash Christmas, so I thought it only fair to write about it again. (Read my first article on Spring Trash...

She’s Not From Around Here: Cold is Relative

Participation and Enthusiasm

Last Monday, I went to the Soggy Doggy Pool Paw-ty at Roosevelt Park Pool. My sons and I found seats on the bleachers to watch dogs jump from diving boards and wade in the kiddie pool. As I sat there, reveling in the wonderous thing it is to be alive and living in...

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