The value of the human soul

I can feel it coming, slowly but surely. With everything going on, all the stay-at-home orders, I decided to go to the place in which I find the most peace. High in the mountains of my home state, I have a cabin that was left to me by my father, who in turn inherited it … Continue reading The value of the human soul

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

When your parents tell you something, you should listen

My upbringing was about as traditional as an upbringing gets. My parents were married, I had a younger sister, we lived in a nice suburban neighborhood, I had friends at school, all the trappings of a normal, healthy childhood.  But there was one thing. One rule. One rule that was reiterated daily to my sister … Continue reading When your parents tell you something, you should listen

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

I Just Got Married! Wanna know my secret to finding your perfect partner?

You guys, anyone who’s reading this, I just married the love of my life! I AM SO HAPPY! Let me tell you about her! Her name is Kimberly Botic (née Taylor), and she is just...perfection. Pure perfection. She has the most beautiful eyes, a sparking set of light browns that could light up a room. … Continue reading I Just Got Married! Wanna know my secret to finding your perfect partner?