Worth the time to check out

If you're looking for a quick read-Bloody Sheets by Andy Rausch Fans of ‘Pulp Fiction’ will appreciate this offering from crime novelist Andy Rausch. One hysterical call from his ex-wife brings mob enforcer Cokely aka ‘Coke’, down ‘home’ to avenge the brutal lynching of his son by the KKK. Fast paced, bloody and violent action …

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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 …

Complete Humiliation

This is for all you Clash of Clans aficionados out there-especially those of you who, like me, suck but still continue playing no matter what.  I've been playing this f'ng game for almost four years. I've upgraded, practiced, and stayed up nights glued to my phone cuz my shield ran out.  When others have given …

Gonna get the mail

As a kid, seeing the mailman stop at our box brought shivers of anticipation. Now it just brings shivers, and a certain amount of dread. I live northeast of Minneapolis, deep in Wisconsin's north woods country where every seasonal change creates a beautiful wonderland. Even winter. Today for instance, deep blue skies cradle a pale …