The kids in my neighborhood haven’t stopped trick-or-treating

In our neighborhood, in the town of Wauwatosa, WI, trick-or-treating was initially scheduled for October 27th. Inclement weather called for a reschedule, so it ended up being on Halloween night, which as you know was a Thursday this year. Weather again caused a cancellation, but finally, the night after Halloween, trick-or-treating was held. It was a fun evening! The kids […]

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I’ve been digging graves for 11 years, and until now I’ve never found a body already under the ground

I’ve owned Pinelawn Cemetery, the cemetery that serves the small town in which we reside, for going on 11 years now. Our land is a good size, but due to the size of the town from which our cemetery draws its…inhabitants…it’s only about half full despite having been around nearly a century. About a month ago, however, an elderly man […]

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Letters From Ben

I don’t think I’ve ever told this story before; I’ve done my best to repress the memories of that year of my life. Maybe I’ve vaguely referenced certain aspects about the ordeal here and there, it would have been impossible not to considering its impact, but I’ve never regaled it in its entirety. I’ve been cleaning out the basement at […]

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