“what could possibly go wrong”

Chapter 1 Starting our own business seemed like a good idea at the kitchen table with my best friend after a couple of beers on a Friday night. We both worked at the local paper selling advertising, and an opportunity had come up to buy a small business in town.  We were pretty sick and … Continue reading “what could possibly go wrong”

leaving 50 behind

2017 has arrived. For me, that means turning 51. I have now lived for half a century. I have traveled off my home continent, met many people, lost loved ones, learned lots, forgotten more, and am now safely in middle age. It feels as though I have arrived. Since childhood, I have felt that my … Continue reading leaving 50 behind

beef stew for 2

The summer has abruptly ended on the west coast; last night's rain brought morning fog and a damp chill to the air. Switching cooking gears from a dinner of fresh garden produce to liberating the crock pot from the back of the cupboard was foremost on my mind this morning. I took myself to the … Continue reading beef stew for 2