People Along the Way

Ben and Co. at The Franklin Institute

by Jenna Schnuer on September 22, 2013

 

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A little night magic

by Jenna Schnuer on May 4, 2013

The only open seat at Wiley’s Championship Barbecue was at the end of the counter, sandwiched between a three-, six, and eight-year-old allowed the momentary freedom of sitting almost on their own, and their parents, at a table behind it. Before I could take my spot on the tall director’s chair, I had to wait […]

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A Ferry Good Summer

by Jenna Schnuer on September 14, 2012

Within the first hour aboard the M/V Matanuska from Juneau to Wrangell, my fourth ferry of the summer and the second on the way back “Outside” after three months in Alaska, I saw a familiar face. “Weren’t you on the Kennicott in May? In the gift shop?” “Yeah, and I’m working in the gift shop […]

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The Botanist and the Missing Map

by Jenna Schnuer on May 16, 2012

One knee on the pavement, one foot on the ground, the man leaned forward, flipping through papers in a blue cardboard boot box. The corners of the box top were frayed; it was clear he’d been in and out of the box a lot. He was a thin grey-haired professor type, dapper in an outdoorsy […]

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The motorcycles passed by as I was stopped for yet another photo session on the Needles Highway in Custer State Park. Both bikes were, let’s call them, sizable. The rust-colored bike was even towing a trailer. When I looped around the hairpin turn at Cathedral Spires and pulled into one of the spaces near the trailhead, […]

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People Along the Way

by Jenna Schnuer on May 4, 2012

My grandfather, Sidney Friedfertig, was a talker. By the end of every restaurant meal or every stop at a store, he knew at least something, if not everything, about the waiter or store clerk. I’ll admit that as a kid I didn’t appreciate this quality in him. I found it embarrassing. Turns out I’m my […]

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