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Bethany Lee

Bethany Lee is a freelance writer who lives in Mono.

Not So Fast

Nov 22, 2019

Will we ever return to a time when mending, reusing or not buying in the first place is the norm?

The Big Sleepover

Sep 16, 2019

Having a friend over, the excitement and anxiety of sharing your space, was such a thrill.

Moving On

Jun 20, 2019

How did I find myself here, again in the middle of boxes?

First Job

Mar 19, 2019

What was your first job?

Sweet Tooth

Nov 20, 2018

When my mom asked me to bring dessert for a recent family celebration, I panicked.

Grad Night

Sep 18, 2018

How did a decade and a third slip by so quickly? My mom had been right: “Long days, short years.”

Where Time Stands Still

Jun 19, 2018

As daylight fills the evenings, it’s time to think about our camping plans for the summer. Pretty much every summer since my son Adrian could walk and talk, there has been a trip or two “up north” to do some tent camping.

Cafeteria Culture

Mar 26, 2018

The Good, the Bad — and the Ugly.

Broken Bones

Nov 22, 2017

His face was green and his pupils were dilated.

First Concert

Sep 16, 2017

The lights and lasers came on, igniting our optic nerves and setting our brains on fire.

It’s All About the Hair

Jun 21, 2017

Not kidding. When I was young I got my haircuts when the horses’ manes and tails were getting clipped.

The Hygge Cure

Mar 20, 2017

How I imported the Danish love of hygge – doubling down inside with hot drinks, slow­ cooked food, knitted blankets and other cozy touches – into my life this winter.

Kid Culture Rules the Skatepark

Nov 22, 2016

How this mom learned to love watching her son skateboard.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Sep 16, 2016

We did a lot of nothing. We also did everything. Long days quickly added up to two short months.

Farewell to “Uncle Buck”

Jun 20, 2016

Pretty much everybody referred to Jeff as Uncle Buck.

First Dance

Mar 21, 2016

I waited for a few minutes at the back, the smells and sounds so familiar, so similar to my own first dance. I can remember it clearly.

Farewells and New Beginnings

Nov 25, 2015

We were no longer home and the space sometimes felt like just that – a space.

What’s for Dinner?

Sep 11, 2015

I enjoy cooking, even short order. It’s a great pleasure for me and one I take pride in.