This Old Laptop…

It’s been awhile, old beast. You’ve been replaced and for that, I apologize, but you owe me one too. I’ll admit, though, you’re pretty solid after you restart…twice. You might cease up on and off for 25 minutes, but hey, we’ve all been there. It happens to everyone … or so I’ve been told. A … More This Old Laptop…

Here’s Looking at You, 2022

This is the last day of my week-long work vacation and besides journaling, I didn’t write shit over the holidays. I should have carved out an hour or so every day, but this time of year is exhausting. That’s my lame excuse and I’m sticking to it.

Anyway, I found this list of writing prompts focusing on New Year resolutions off Scholastic’s website. Since I haven’t uploaded content to this page in over a year, the time is now. Here are the answers to the first 10/31 questions. I’ll get to the others tomorrow and the next day. … More Here’s Looking at You, 2022

Sand Point Beach

One of my favorite places to unwind and refuel – ever since I was a kid. Feeling especially fortunate that I moved into my new home in Munising just weeks prior to our state’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order. There’s no other place I’d rather be.  #algercounty #munising #sandpointbeach #picturedrocksnationallakeshore #homesweethome

Happy Birthday, Baby

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan turns 183 today! From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website: “On this site in 1836, delegates from all parts of Michigan met in Washtenaw County’s first courthouse to consider a proposal by Congress for settling the boundary dispute between Michigan and Ohio. Both claimed a narrow strip of land, … More Happy Birthday, Baby


November 2016 There’s a towering wooden Santa Clause near a rugged antique strip mall in Christmas, Michigan. The Santa looks like it’s waving to the cars driving down the highway, exclaiming, “It’s Christmas here every day!”  The streets have cheery holiday names, red and green signs. It’s bizarre, but charming, too, much like the main … More Jumbo

Sour Pickled Cabbage

Tacoma is a dirty secret you tell your closest friends; Tacoma is a pompous one-night stand; period panties; heroin needles at a playground; Tacoma is sauced up sauerkraut on a bratwurst with extra mustard; Tacoma is smelly, sour and sweet. An aroma of old cardboard factories whips off the Puget Sound when the tide is … More Sour Pickled Cabbage

10 Things You Shouldn’t Do or Say When You Dine or Drink Out

Over the last decade, I’ve been a cashier, server, bartender, barista, prep-cook, and  hostess. I’m a young female with the heart and soul of an old, crotchety man…but I haven’t always been this way. Working in the food service industry and any other customer service job will give you a fresh, and a lot of … More 10 Things You Shouldn’t Do or Say When You Dine or Drink Out