• Whole40 Challenge Days 4-7: Small adventures

    As Scout and I reflected on Whole40 Challenge Week One, we felt a little melancholy. We couldn’t believe week one was already over. After writing and rewriting, we finally settled upon this post. It’s a decidedly simple story, but we like to think that’s alright every once in a while. After all, some of the

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  • Whole40 Challenge Day 3: “Fame mongering”

    Lifelong dream Scout and I are pleased to tell you that we fulfilled a lifelong dream: we spent three hours in traffic on our way to the City to record a soundbite for KQED. To be clear, the traffic wasn’t the dream (though it has become eerily nostalgic.) Recording a radio story was the dream

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  • Whole40 Challenge Day 1: Don’t wait to travel

    This story is part of Scout’s Whole40 Challenge: -40 days -40 dollars (per week)-40 destinations Find the guidelines and full story here. When Daniel’s phone blared One Republic’s “Good Life” at 4:00 a.m., I knew Scout had talked us into something terrible. Why did we ever agree to wake up at 4:00 a.m. on a

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  • London Laundry

    In a rare turn of events, this story is written entirely by Anna of Team Frymire with only three or four or five interjections by Scout.(Scout benevolently gave his verysmallest Stamp of Approval.) Laundry and I have a complex relationship. The first time I remember meeting Laundry was when I was seven years old. My

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  • We Drove Past Napa Part 3

    Hello Readers! Scout and I are here with our coffee, Pendleton wool, and a story to tell you. Usually, Scout can’t wait to sit down next to me and start dictating. This week has been different. He’s been deep in thought as he decides how to tell you the unexpected ending to this otherwise sad

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  • Farm to Berkeley Part 2

    Another day, another dozen cups of coffee! Where did we leave off in “Farm to Berkeley Part One“? Oh yes: BREAD. We really could leave it there and you’d probably go to Chez Panisse, but just in case you don’t love bread as much as us (we all have our deficiencies), read on to hear

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  • Farm to Berkeley Part 1

    “When did farm-to-table become too good for us chip-eating-plebeians?” This is the controversial question I posed to Scout as he hopped onto the couch and interrupted my morning coffee with the declaration that he needed to write right now. I asked him what he needed “right right now” and, with an irritated thump of his

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  • We Drove Past Napa Part 1

    We don’t endorse photography while driving. It blurs the image. This is really an old story, but one worth sharing since it involved one of Scout’s favorite destinations in California. It’s a cautionary tale, of sorts. It’s wrought with familial conflict, misunderstanding, and one rabbit’s powerful hunt for culinary justice. We went to Napa and

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