Desperate measures

I set myself a “stupid small” goal of writing just ten words. That’s all. If I could do that, I would consider the day a success.


Robin Williams, Rest in Peace

I am heartbroken at the news of Robin Williams’s tragic passing. As a tribute, I am rerunning this post from several years ago. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



Have you ever seen a Midwestern tourist on winter vacation in a sunny clime? Bermuda shorts and legs the color of Xerox paper? That was me, year-round, only I had the good sense to avoid wearing shorts.

My new camp in the aspens

The end of camp hosting

So, I quit. After sleeping on it, I woke up early, packed up LaVanne, and left Minaret Falls campground for the last …


This is the question

My prime directive was so ingrained that I didn’t even realize it until I tried to change it.

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