Book About Dad – The Long Lake Journal

The following post has been updated as of 1.11.18… I have a new project in the works, but the idea didn’t pop up and hit me in the face like the Milwaukee Brewers historical book. Instead, it gathered steam after Dad passed away in 2015. As I wrote blog posts recalling time we spent together, I observed…

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…

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…

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…

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…