The Little Christmas Liar, Part I

The Little Christmas Liar, Part I

People often ask me if I do any “real” writing … “besides your blog, I mean,” they add.  I do … mostly short stories … most of them tied into my childhood and rural upbringing. This piece was intended for a Memoir Writing Contest, but with all of 2020's curve balls, I set it aside [...]

No Small Tomatoes

No Small Tomatoes

It's supposed to snow next week. There's nothing overly crazy about snow on the Palouse the last week of November, but our little town is still traumatized from the endless blizzard called February and March ... a mere eight-ish months ago.  We made regional headlines because the state highway leading out of town got buried [...]