Hostage Letter

It’s been sixteen days since we were taken hostage. This is my secret note to the outside world. Hopefully someone will read it and spread the word of our plight. Though I have little hope for ourselves at this point, it may help others who find themselves in similar straits. Our captor is sleeping at the moment, and I have to be very careful as I’m typing not to make excessive noise, lest he wake …

The Suicide Bombers

A big atomic explosion at sunset

This is a very short story I wrote several years back. It seems appropriate to haul it out every time – in the words of a certain congress critter – “some people do something”.

Sleeping Arrangements

Our friends looked at us in shock when we told them of our sleeping arrangements. Previously, the only decision regarding sleeping arrangements in our house had to do with who spoons who. That was until we started letting the dogs sleep on the bed with us. After that, there was no spooning. In fact there was no room for any utensils. Frankly, I do miss the forking. We’re accustomed to strange looks when people learn …

How Nuclear War Nearly Ruined My Anniversary

Lake Pend Oreille - Idaho

It was late September, 2022. The Missus, the dogs, and I were camping in Farragut State Park in northern Idaho. The weather was beautiful with warm days and cool nights that herald the approach of fall and the reluctant passing of summer. We were there to enjoy nature and celebrate our 30th anniversary. On that day, we decided to drive to the east side of the lake, looking for a way to an isolated campground …

Going to Montana

Montana Scenic River

My trip began with a gambling spirit, and ended with a deep appreciation of history.

All The Tactical Dogs Have One

tactical Hudson

I had an odd conversation in a Wendy’s parking lot with a guy about Hudson’s “tactical” harness.

Travelogue: Lewis & Clark Caverns, Montana

Lewis and Clark Caverns feature image

In this post I jump ahead to the last day of our trip through five states. The highlight of which was a spectacular tour of Lewis and Clark Caverns.

A Pressing Mystery


Looking out over my downed timber, I am confronted with a pressing mystery.