Long Lake Fishing Memories

There is a wonderful slice of fishing heaven just off the beaten path in Columbia County called Long Lake.  It’s just a few miles off Highway 33 outside Portage, Wisconsin, and connects with the Baraboo River.  In my adult life I have lived in the city of Portage twice – once just out of high…

Canada Fishing Memories – Thanks Dad!

When I was a kid, I was fortunate to go on four fishing trips to Canada, starting in the summer just before my ninth birthday.  Other kids would come back from summer vacation and say they went to Disney World, Yellowstone, or Mount Rushmore.  I’d feel a little jealous as often kids do – but…

Why This Writer Writes

I’m about to embark on a week of “staycation” from my real job where I plan to spend the bulk of my time working on my book project.  Before I drop out to do that, I wanted to post and give you some background and reasons why I write.  My reasons are not too far…

I Smelled Like Smelt – Dad Memories

I Smelled Like Smelt Today (January 16, 2016) would have been Dad’s 77th birthday.  After he passed away last August, I posted this remembrance on the blog.  If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to take a few minutes and catch up on Dad’s life and a few of my favorite memories of the man. …

Memories of Dad

This blog post is a combination of two Facebook posts I made after my Dad passed away along with some other memories and thoughts… My Dad’s life journey has ended and he is finally at peace. He left us on Sunday, August 2, at the age of 76.  I’ve heard it said that what matters…

Welcome!

I started this blog with the hope that you will join me on the journey to becoming a published author.  I am in the research stages of a book that I plan to submit to publishers by the end of 2017.  Yes, I know – that’s over a two year a long journey as I’m…