An Aortic Explosion and a Life-Changing Event

An Aortic Explosion and a Life-Changing Event

As requested, I'll fulfill the obligation of a lengthy explanation of what happened to me this spring.On April 23, my aorta basically exploded. Technically, it dissected, which means it came apart. Think of what dissection means in biology class. My aorta dissected...

Reading Mysteries

Reading Mysteries

I’ve read quite a bit this spring and summer, and I haven’t mentioned any of the books yet. I want to blog about lots of them, but I'll start with some mysteries. First, I want to sing the praises of some of my favorite mystery writers. Right now I am reading the Very...

Howling at the Moon

Howling at the Moon

Since I retired—since I started walking—since I can’t ride my bike and have to take things slower due to my ruptured aorta and high blood pressure (go figure; I do have more to say about that in a future post), I get to pay more attention. To everything. I have for...

Long overdue

Long overdue

I haven't written a blog post in about eight months. There are lots of reasons. I have a bunch of stuff to talk about, but I'm going to write about all that's happened, which is why I have not been writing on here. Over Christmas break a year ago, we (five close...

It’s finally summer, at least for us

It’s finally summer, at least for us

It's been a long school year: the snowstorms, snow days, and all the normal upheaval that accompanies higher ed. (If you have no clue what that means, you should read Julie Schumacher's The Shakespeare Requirement. It's hilarious and over-the-top sarcastically, but it...

Getting Better with Age…

Getting Better with Age…

You + Blue | BlueCrossMN Due to pressure, I'm posting the link here to the story Blue Cross and Blue Shield made about six of us senior athletes in Minnesota. Here it is. Scroll down to "Better With Age" and there we are. My story is the first one in the program....

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My novel Slider’s Son has been published by North Star Press! Get it here.

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Steph Borklund has completed the short film based on my novel Chasing AllieCat! It’s being submitted to film festivals and contests. Stay tuned for news!

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