the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Sunset over Lake Huron

I took this photo a week ago Saturday, the night I arrived at a beautiful little place on Lake Huron off of the coast of Canada. Where there was no Internet access. Or cell service. That just gave some of you a heart attack. Others, a surging burst of envy. I was reticent, but by the sixth day when I realized that my phone still had 95% of its charge because I hadn’t touched it once I fell in love with the idea of living like that permanently. The almost 2,000 emails I returned to confirmed that feeling.

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Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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