How Deer Flies Really Got Their Name

When I was sixteen, my parents decided to send their angry teenager on a little adventure called Outward Bound. Three weeks in the Boundary Waters canoe area in Northern Minnesota and Southern Canada, canoeing, portaging, hiking, sleeping outside, eating flapjacks and gorp, and being attacked by insanely huge and hostile insects. The counselors, who were allegedly there to guide and help us, were bullies, gleefully making fun…

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Erin Nanasi

Erin Nanasi

“Don’t look at me in that tone of voice.” -Dorothy Parker