April Showers

It’s raining as I type this in late March. So technically these are not April showers, but rain in April is inevitable (at least here in southern Wisconsin), hence the title of this week’s blog post. I have been thinking more about water and rain since I recently watched the PBS documentary “Never Curse the…

That Time I Met Kasim Sulton

If you’re a music fan, most likely you have an artist (or several) that speaks to you through their songs.  For me, one of those special artists is singer/songwriter Kasim Sulton.  Recently, Kasim kicked off a pledge music drive surrounding his first official live CD, “Live Bootleg.”  Like all of his previous efforts, I’m having…

Marching into March

Just some random thoughts this week… Starting with the Brewers book. I’m continuing to work on edits while I wait to hear back from a publisher on if it fits with what they typically publish.  There are a number of publishers out there that specialize is sports and history, so I’m confident in finding someone…

Creativity Weekend Recap

A few years ago my wife Sarah took up scrapbooking as a hobby.  She started out by creating two photo scrapbooks in memory of her cousin that passed away after a battle with cancer. When I say scrapbook, I’m talking the Creative Memories type of book with photos, embellishments, page titles, and memories written to…

Telling Your Story Workshop Recap with Jerry Apps

My wife and I attended a writing workshop led by Wisconsin author Jerry Apps this past weekend.  The focus of the workshop was for attendees to revisit their personal history and learn how to turn those memories into a working document.  Jerry said we wouldn’t be covering the publishing end of things – and he…

Ice Fishing Memories with Dad

Dad could hardly wait for the lakes to freeze enough for him to go ice fishing. You could have sworn he was part or all Eskimo because he loved the cold and never wore a hat to cover his ears. He had extra-large and tough hands, most likely from doing concrete work in summer months.  He…

My 2017 Preview

First and foremost, thank you for your support in 2016! I appreciate the kind words and shares of anything I’ve posted here.  And the support of my work-in-progress Milwaukee Brewers book has been amazing. With that being said, here’s what I’m planning with the blog and book for 2017… Right now I have a story…