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Memory Is Dynamic

Today my brother Tom would have turned 39. Unfortunately the poor kid never made it to 19. In his short lifetime he didn’t have the opportunity to travel much, but he did enjoy our visits to Duluth, MN. And I have fond memories of our times there together. So much so that I’ve returned again and again. Instead of visiting his grave today I’m opting to head to Duluth with my son, to celebrate the memory of my brother in a place where we were happy.

Early, waiting for son's teacher

Bonus: Duluth natives (and one of my all-time favorite bands) Low will be collaborating with dancers for a series of performances.
Plus: My brother enjoyed Halloween just as much I did. I’m sure he would have gotten a kick out of these 10 Epic Halloween Costumes.
And: When we were kids there were still 7-11s in Minnesota, but they’ve been gone for years. I have to admit, I got a little giddy when I realized…I’ll be in California again next month, just in time for the Domo at 7-11 Dark Horse promotion! I don’t think I much like slurpees, but I LOVE Domokun.


  1. gwen wrote:

    I’m so sorry about your brother, it sounds like he was qyuite a character. It must be so hurtful still to have lost someone so close to you. Going on a trip to somewhere he enjoyed sounds like a wonderful way to remember him.

    I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of a world without 7-11s. If you want, I can snag you a Domo cup. On the site it seems to indicate they already have them for coffee. email me with your address if yes. Where are you visiting?

    Friday, October 16, 2009 at 11:00 am | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    Tom really was brilliant! And the trip to Duluth was just the thing.

    I can’t recall when our 7-11s disappeared, but it’s been years and years and every time I travel to somewhere that still has them, it’s like some freaky sort of time warp for me. Emailing you now!

    Monday, October 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

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