Betrayal: The Team Sport

We color both the innocuous actions and the intent of the betrayal in hyperbolic terms, covered in dashes of the conspiratory and the menacing. Every action must have hidden ill-will. Every act must be a reflection of a deeper darkness.

Betrayal: Ducks and other quacks

I use to believe some things were best kept private...but it is precisely the act of secret keeping that allowed my betrayal to fester so long. When the lies, secrets, and betrayal detonated on our lives twenty-eight days ago I was both sickened and relieved. The secret had been weighing down my soul and my... Continue Reading →

Ten and poor

Recently, I sat for a few hours talking to a 98-year-old woman about her experiences in a small rural Wisconsin town. The woman is amazing and still sharp as a tack. For over 25 years she owned a grocery store in this town and every summer she and her husband extended credit to the local... Continue Reading →

A life lesson: Sometimes it is best to mind my own business

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and all the patients were shouting, "13, 13, 13". The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks, so I looked through to see what was going on. Somebody poked me in the eye with a stick!... Continue Reading →

Cupid is a terrorist

“O innocent victims of Cupid, Remember this terse little verse: To let a fool kiss you is stupid, To let a kiss fool you is worse.” - E.Y. HarburgLet's be honest. Cupid is a terrorist.I'm expect a bit of push-back but Cupid is a cunning little bastard. Hollywood has him on retainer and the little shit... Continue Reading →

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