Author Archives: Jenna M Pollard

Continuing the Pursuit in Southeast Asia

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Continuing the Pursuit

I’ve taken on a very special project this summer, building a cabin for myself and my family on eighty five acres of land my mother inherited in Kimball, South Dakota. It’s exactly what my heart wants to be doing right … Continue reading

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The Magical Month of April

Begging for re-definition, Spring greets us this year with high winds and snow storms – a true “Spring cleaning” of the Northwoods; with dead and dying branches cleared from the trees and littering the forest floor. From The Education of … Continue reading

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Ice on The Lake.

The first time I experienced ice on Lake Superior was several weeks ago when I swam in her icy waters following a ski on the Onion River. The ice that day, however, was a paper-thin sheet resting just along the … Continue reading

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Skiing the Onion River

It was a good, early morning as usual. I woke up at 6:37AM, just in time to beat the dreaded 6:45AM beeping of the alarm clock on my watch. I made a cup of Earl Grey tea and prepared toad-in-a-hole … Continue reading

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Hatano

Welcome to Hatano – population roughly 20, with 11 standing houses and one slowly crumbling temple. ~~~~~ I recently picked up a detailed map of Kawamoto Town, with the hopes of discovering roads that I have not yet traveled.  I … Continue reading

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Kawamoto Jishibai

Every year Kawamoto Town organizes a jishibai – local theatre performance featuring a re-enactment of the lifestyle of the past in this area. I was lucky enough this year to be invited to make an appearance as a bon-odori dancer at the close of … Continue reading

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