Simply stated, men and women find females in the the fly-fishing world fascinating. Even though I showed up a half hour into the Happy Hour for women interested in fly-fishing last night, the place was packed with co-ed members of the Southern Wisconsin Trout Unlimited chapter. The energy in the room zapped my skin and […]Read more "Fly Fishing Females Unite!"
Once upon a spring break a college girl helps her mother in the kitchen. The bread dough must be kneaded, rolled, and braided before it rises once more. The red-headed mother sings and talks to herself in the orange kitchen. The daughter works her dough on the only surface not piled high with clutter. Old […]Read more "The Ham Story – one of the first signs of dementia"
“Mom!” I yell to her from the front stoop as usual, “The police have Mrs. Pauley! They’re taking her away!” And as usual she responds, “I don’t believe you, Dear.” She sounds like the pretty bird around ugly ones, and wants them all to leave the trees for herself. I miss Daddy. He wouldn’t let […]Read more "Writing 101: Twelve-Year-Old Girl"
I feel the tensions in the air When my sales simply are not there And though I know I’m not a man It seems to matter in this land The favors are not in my hands And do I care that I’m not the favorite? And will I see that best is not for me? […]Read more "Fear: Inspiration from Danny Elfman’s “Sally’s Song” from Nightmare Before Christmas"