This is partly the fault of the engineers who laid out this neighborhood a century ago. They made the street jog a half block to the north right at the corner where our house sits. Hence, our front yard faces one street and the backyard faces another. Two front yards. Each with an address at… Continue reading My garden has a mullet
Chapter 9 of my newest novel, which is being released in serial fashion through a magazine, is live. A quick look: The world has gone crazy for Wheeling's couple of the day. There's also a downtown picnic and another brush with fame. Link to read here.
Centre Market is totally real. It's one of my favorite places in the city. Suspended Aggravation is live and FREE for the linking. Read Chapter 8 here. A sneak peek: As if bringing one guy back into play hasn’t complicated Allie’s quiet Wheeling existence enough, here comes Dr. Simon Bancroft — with his wife and… Continue reading ICYMI: "Suspended Aggravation" Chapter 8 is online
"I wanted to lie in a French crib and start from scratch, learning the language from the ground floor up. I wanted to be a baby, but instead, I was an adult who talked like one, a spooky man-child demanding more than his fair share of attention. " David Sedaris, American humorist Having teen daughters means… Continue reading Swimming with cats
"Somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a note on the window that said, 'parking fine.' That was nice." bumper sticker wisdom It's kind of like being Moses at the edge of the Red Sea. Or, like carrying a load of kryptonite in the trunk -- with all the other drivers somehow… Continue reading Better than kryptonite