Real Men Wear Pink

Bet you didn't know that today, October 10th is 'Real Men Wear Pink' day! Guys, please, if a special woman in your life is in need of a mammogram, hold her hand while she makes that call. Could be your mother, sister, daughter, or life's partner. Whoever she is, give her your support. See, calling …

Sweet Spot

The sweet spot. What is it? The simplest definition I’ve run across is this: The sweet spot is a compromise between what an author wants to write, and what a publisher or reader will buy. Publishers research what genres sell the most, who buys their books and how much their customers are willing to spend. …

Sideways Resolutions

Oh, January. Looking at the frozen tundra outside, the reality of a new year seeps in with the cold. But this isn’t about the cold. I can handle that. Ever wonder about the concept of New Year’s resolutions? How January 1st became the be all and the end all for new beginnings? Maybe it’s the …

Swamp Deer

Swamp Deer Wisconsin in November means one thing. No, not Thanksgiving-Deer Hunting Season. All the eateries -by that I mean bars-are dusting off their ‘Hunters Welcome’ banner, quilted orange jackets flap in the breeze trying to lose their ‘people’ smell, and property owners get busy posting ‘no trespassing’ and ‘private property’ signs everywhere. When we …

Bye Betty

Snuggling into my pillow, I tried to keep the day at bay. “No! Send – " something, I couldn’t make out what- "now! I don’t know! Yes!...” Struggling to wide awake status, I tried to process what, and why, my husband was yelling. This must be some huge work related disaster I thought. See, he …