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…

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…

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…

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. …