Of Course I Wrote a Dan Book

When the Safer at Home orders came down, some people asked me, “Are you going to write another book during all of this free time?” And I was really annoyed, because I didn’t have any more free time! I have a child, and it was spring, and I had to make lunch a lot. But… Read more »

  • This Friday evening, Make it So

    Come one, come all to the Jangle Soapworks Open House at the Old School House in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, this Friday, December 7, from 4-8. With every purchase of my books or wool objects or paintings, you will get a free bumper sticker of my head (while supplies last). Ten other vendors will be selling… Read more »

  • Cat Butt Blindness

    My cats put their asses in my faces so much that I don’t see them anymore. Case in point: I took Hannah to the vet today to have her spayed, and the vet says that Hannah is a tom cat. This is not the first time this has happened. Teresa was a boy, too. (Named… Read more »

  • Happy Halloween!

    Free short story for you today and tomorrow, in celebration of Halloween. I started to write this as blog posts, but I was afraid you all might think I was going insane. It’s a short horror story. I have it for sale, but honestly, don’t pay for it! It might not be that good. I’m… Read more »

  • Mid Week Pick-Me-Up

  • I’ve posted and deleted this so many times. I don’t know if I should admit this, but maybe there’s some explanation I’m not thinking of, maybe I’m not going crazy or maybe I shouldn’t share this   I don’t know I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. Why. I can’t see myself in… Read more »

  • The Crack in the Universe

    A bit of a dramatic title! B found a crack in the yard yesterday, out in the pasture, and it goes on forever. It’s the one spot in the pasture that hasn’t flooded, even though it’s a low spot, and it’s flooding everywhere here, lately. A little dry crack in the ground. It’s like a… Read more »

  • My Nimrodic Powers

    “Oh gee, How doth the busy bee Improve the shining hours By making honey sweet and good From all the pretty flowers. Oh my, How doth this lazy I, Improve (?) the shining hours By drawing things And painting things With my nimrodic powers.” Poem by Wanda Gág   I, too, revel in my nimrodic… Read more »

  • Wheatbread Johnson Boogie Fool

    Wheatbread Johnson is a Boogie Fool

    I got a new CD from a fairly unknown artist, and I feel like I should share the joy with everyone I can. His name is Wheatbread Johnson and the album is called “Boogie Fool.” It’s a really solid blues album with some songs to make you laugh, some songs to make you cry, and… Read more »

  • We just wanted to leave earth and go to space and do drugs.

    Stay with it until the end.

  • Teaching Lambs to Use Gates (Shepherding the Modern Way, Instructional Tape 1.)

    In this shepherding demonstration, I utilize voice command to teach lambs how to walk through a gate by telling them to “Go through the doors,” or “use the gate, Lambicans,” in a highly exasperated tone. When their performance is not satisfactory, I let them know by saying, “Seriously? You don’t see that?” because everyone knows… Read more »