Special Places

farm pond

There are a few special places in our lives that will always be a large part of us, no matter how far from them we stray.  We all have one or two places that put a shadow of a smile on our face when we look back on them.  I’m not talking about vacation spots.  […]

Quality Time

dad and jay

On September 11th, 2010, nine years to the day from the tragic, cowardly attacks on our country, I found myself boarding a crowded bus that would take me from my home in Muskegon, Michigan to my National Guard company’s mobilization station at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.  I had boarded busses similar to that run-down Bluebird many […]

Malicious Fishes


April is almost upon us, ladies and gentlemen! How do I know?  That’s easy.  I have a torn rotator cuff and six herniated discs in my back from trying to get my “portable” ice shanty up into the attic of my garage.  I took my truck through the carwash for the first time in six […]

Pain and Gain


Let me tell you about Stanley. Stan might be the best overall sportsman I have ever met.  He’ll never compare to me in Pike and Bass fishing although he may argue the point.  He may argue the point up to (and including) some fisticuffs but I can assure you that when it comes to Pike […]

A Life of Crime


After spending 10 years as a law enforcement official and living a life devoted to values and integrity I have a confession to make. I’ve broken the law on many occasions. I’ve done it of my own free will and felt little remorse.  We live in a society based on rules and I have disregarded […]