Category Archives: Zach Hively

Divine rite

Print this articleYou might think I’d be happy that my dog finished his course of chemotherapy. For the record, I’m not saying I’m not happy. I’m saying only that Wally’s last day of treatment triggered a wide variety of emotion-like … Continue reading

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The music man

Print this articleI have lately been pondering what it means to be a man. Manliness and manhood incorporate so many ideas of responsibility and strength, compassion and bodily odor, that it’s difficult to bring a single all-encompassing idea into focus. … Continue reading

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Eat. Pray. Shove it, Nate.

Print this articleFriday, 3:20 PM: My airplane plummets while a whole chorus of Emergency Alert tones saws its way through the cabin. Not a reassuring sound when your aircraft is currently making landfall—or rather, swampfall—in New Orleans. Fortunately, the alerts … Continue reading

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Derby is my jam

Print this articleLast month, I attended a Durango Roller Girls roller derby. My friend – let’s call him “Tim” because that is his name – and I had very different experiences. For my own part, I have to say that … Continue reading

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The best a man can get

Print this articleI’m almost afraid to admit this, living in such an outdoorsy region as we do. But here goes: I have never shaved in the woods. Well, okay; that’s not entirely true. I shaved in the woods once, in … Continue reading

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Double dog diss

Print this articleThe latest thing I’ve always wanted to do with my dog is take a road trip and go to a concert together. In case you want to cry again, here’s the recap: I wrote recently about my dog … Continue reading

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The Toastest with the Mostest

Print this article My eldest younger sister recently announced her engagement. She then quickly announced her wedding date, shortly followed by the wedding itself. The whole process didn’t leave a lot of room for your classic wedding traditions, like bridal … Continue reading

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Guest accommodations

Print this article I love people. Wonderful people do wonderful things all the time in this wonderful world of ours. Take Louis Pasteur. The work of that brilliant man means I can consume foods without dying from dysentery. In a … Continue reading

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Guest accommodations

Print this articleI love people. Wonderful people do wonderful things all the time in this wonderful world of ours. Take Louis Pasteur. The work of that brilliant man means I can consume foods without dying from dysentery. In a world … Continue reading

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Balking the walk

Print this article As a people, we’ve recently gone through one of the darkest periods in American history. Our national nightmare began on an otherwise perfectly typical evening in early November 2016, when the impossible happened. Ever since, the darkness … Continue reading

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Balking the walk

Print this articleAs a people, we’ve recently gone through one of the darkest periods in American history. Our national nightmare began on an otherwise perfectly typical evening in early November 2016, when the impossible happened. Ever since, the darkness has … Continue reading

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Dialed up

Print this articleBelieve it or not, I have actual friends all over this country. All over the world! That way, I know I am loved in several time zones, but I don’t have people infringing on my free time for … Continue reading

Published in March 2017, Zach Hively

Dialed up

Print this articleBelieve it or not, I have actual friends all over this country. All over the world! That way, I know I am loved in several time zones, but I don’t have people infringing on my free time for … Continue reading

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No admission

Print this article“No” is one of the most important words people learn as toddlers. It establishes boundaries, builds a sense of self, and enables one to sing the Bob Marley song “No Woman, No Cry.” So I am pretty proud … Continue reading

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No place like home for the holidays

Print this articleI bought an old pickup truck last month. And just in time, too! Because with a truck, I was sure to have somewhere to sleep for the holiday season. Okay, I’m making it sound worse than it was. … Continue reading

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No admission

Print this article “No” is one of the most important words people learn as toddlers. It establishes boundaries, builds a sense of self, and enables one to sing the Bob Marley song “No Woman, No Cry.” So I am pretty … Continue reading

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Catatonic water

Print this article Some people went home for the Thanksgiving holiday. I went to bed. And can you blame me? There are so many reasons to be tired. It’s go-go-go all day long, working and grocery shopping and playing with … Continue reading

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Catatonic water

Print this articleSome people went home for the Thanksgiving holiday. I went to bed. And can you blame me? There are so many reasons to be tired. It’s go-go-go all day long, working and grocery shopping and playing with Google … Continue reading

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Bootleggers Anonymous

Print this article I never imagined that listening to music would harden me into a criminal. But here I am, a renegade pirate sailing an outlaw ship on a wave of sound, striking fear into the hearts of strained metaphors … Continue reading

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Bootleggers Anonymous

Print this articleI never imagined that listening to music would harden me into a criminal. But here I am, a renegade pirate sailing an outlaw ship on a wave of sound, striking fear into the hearts of strained metaphors everywhere. … Continue reading

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Don’t try this at home

Print this articleWe’ve all been there. You’re washing your dishes for the week, and just when you think you’re all done, you flip on the garbage disposal. You don’t hear the blades gargling on a cereal spoon. This is a … Continue reading

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Don’t try this at home

Print this articleWe’ve all been there. You’re washing your dishes for the week, and just when you think you’re all done, you flip on the garbage disposal. You don’t hear the blades gargling on a cereal spoon. This is a … Continue reading

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The horse gets his name

Print this articleAll the powerful stories of knightly triumph have those moments when the laurel-sitting heroes pull themselves out of their comfort zones and onto paths of even greater glory. And in the case of truly gallant heroes, they also … Continue reading

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The horse gets his name

Print this articleAll the powerful stories of knightly triumph have those moments when the laurel-sitting heroes pull themselves out of their comfort zones and onto paths of even greater glory. And in the case of truly gallant heroes, they also … Continue reading

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Smartphoney

Print this articleI have recently turned myself on to the concept of mindfulness. The basic idea behind mindfulness is to become fully present and engaged with one’s own body, thoughts, emotions, and surroundings in any given moment. I am in … Continue reading

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Smartphoney

Print this articleI have recently turned myself on to the concept of mindfulness. The basic idea behind mindfulness is to become fully present and engaged with one’s own body, thoughts, emotions, and surroundings in any given moment. I am in … Continue reading

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No place like home for the holidays

Print this article I bought an old pickup truck last month. And just in time, too! Because with a truck, I was sure to have somewhere to sleep for the holiday season. Okay, I’m making it sound worse than it … Continue reading

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