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 …

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The Last Ride

My daughter found CJ in a dumpster. As often happens to stray animals, some jerk threw her away like trash. This time, this kitten lucked out-- my kid was willing to dumpster dive to save her. A few weeks after her rescue the real CJ emerged. I’d like to be able to tell you that …

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 …

Sex and physics.

Ok, it's time. The first sex scene between my book's main characters awaits. I've thought about how to bring them together. What will the proper setting look like? Under what conditions should they have sex? Would sex be the right response given their personalities? Every torturous elliptical session this week has been devoted to mentally …