Saturday Essay: Select gems from 2019

Saturday Essay logo genericLast week we highlighted the five most-read pieces from the fourth year of Perfect Duluth Day’s “Saturday Essay” series. This week we ignore the numbers and look back at a few select essays of similar quality that might have been missed by non-compulsive followers.

In the past four years PDD has published 185 essays showcasing the work of 29 different writers, and we’re always looking to expand that roster. Anyone who has an original piece of literary excellence that seems to fit (or appropriately defy) the established format should email paul @ to get involved.

And now, links to a few select gems from season four …

Erika D. Lee’s “Lost in the Woods
… in which the author gets lost in Minnesota winter — the good way.

Tom Donaldson’s “My Parachute
… in which the author crashes an airplane and walks away, thanks to a parachute.

Jim Richardson’s “Freediving the Edmund Fitzgerald
… in which the freediving possibilities of Lake Superior are hypothetically explored.

Avesa Rockwell’s “Hillside Grievers
… in which the Rockwell family pet adventures continue.

Eric Chandler’s “Million Dollar Wound
… in which the author ruminates on his “Viking disease,” also known as “Doopa what?”

After following the links to enjoy these essays, make sure to take a break and rest your eyes. Season five of the Saturday Essay series starts in two weeks.

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