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…

Writing Archive – The Last Dinosaur

 I like to call my early stories “little kid writing.”  Ahhhh…those were the days.  I had yet to discover quotation marks so of course any conversations weren’t set off from the actual story.  This particular story ends pretty abruptly, and as far as I can can tell it was due to me running out of…

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. …

Writing Archive – The Talking Snowman

My dad’s 77th birthday would have been this coming Saturday.  In this story from childhood I cast him as a villain, and I can’t recall why I did that.   I suppose it added an extra layer in the fight between good and evil. I was probably a little young to understand that I basically wrote a…

The Big Game – Childhood Archive

Here’s yet another short story written for grade school, presented as it was written. I”m not sure when this was completed , but I assume sometime before 4th grade.  If nothing else it proves I was already interested in writing about baseball!  So let’s take another trip back to the days of giant sheets of…

Let’s Start at the Beginning

I have been writing since being taught how to make the alphabet appear on paper. We had those huge sheets of lined paper that were meant to guide us to keep lines of text straight and what proper height of our letters should be across the page.  About a year ago, my Mom informed me that she…