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New post is on hold due to imminent move & major life changes. So here’s a post about going down a blind alley and finding a way out in the end…

Completely in the Dark

“Why write at all?”National1

—Was scrawled in pencil on the Wilson Jones daily planner page for Wednesday, June 10, 1981.

Two days before, I’d written a complete entry in blue-black fountain pen. It begins: “Summer life—led in ‘quiet desperation.’”

Back in the fold of the Family Project, I was living at the new farm in Minnetrista, Minn., and just shy of a sheepskin after two years of community college.

It must’ve been something of a readjustment.

Monday, June 8, was “a slow, cloudy day.” I borrowed the family car and drove out to Excelsior where “I applied for a job at the Minnetonka Sailor Newspapers.” It didn’t look good: “…they can’t hire until the end of summer.”

Having not showered for the day and hungry, I then “drove out to the PDQ to look for a quart of milk, a can of Coke & a quick meatball…

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~ by completelyinthedark on April 15, 2016.

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