Garrett Denney

Writer, Marketer, Skiing Extraordinaire



A photo by Paul Itkin.

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Dottie’s Diner is the kind of place you expect to see in a quaint 1950s film. Nestled alongside the paper mill parking lot off Main Street in White Pine, MN, the polished chrome exterior and rotating neon signpost are calling cards to weary travelers hopping off the interstate in search of a quick and tasty meal. “Breakfast all day!” exclaims the sign in bold black lettering.

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Perkuno’s Law

I’m no scientist, but I am fortunate to call myself the owner of two dogs. After years in the trenches, I’m pleased to announce my first (and only) breakthrough scientific discovery: Perkuno’s Law.

Nobel Prize committee, you know how to reach me.


Perkuno's Law

Bree: A History

Author’s note: “Bree: A History” is a short Lord of the Rings fan-fiction set in the mountainside town of Bree. All LotR intellectual property (obviously) belongs to the Tolkien estate. Enjoy!

It was raining in Bree, a cold and pounding type that whipped up water from the nearby bay and pounded the worn wood docks in port with frothy white breakers. What torches lit the narrow cobbled streets had long since gone out, leaving the town in near total darkness.


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Winter Slam

Author’s note: I wrote this piece after reflecting on open readings and poetry slams from during my college experience. The speakers always seemed – to me, at least – to have such coherent and important thoughts. They were mythic.

There was a poetry slam last night, inside Lewis Hall. Built forty years ago as a temporary home for the English, history, and philosophy departments, it was never replaced as promised and remains today a beautiful but decaying relic of the State Teachers College that lived here before it was a university.


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SpaceX CRS-7 Livestream

TL;DR Link to the livestream!

SpaceX is once again attempting something historic today as their CRS-7 mission takes flight and – hopefully – lands in one piece.


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