The Outdoorsy App: A Non-Review Review

The best part about the kids being in a scouting program is the excuse it gives us to get out into the great outdoors. The worst part about scouting is then sleeping out there. After a series of shivering through near-freezing nights and huddling under nothing but a thin piece of treated nylon during thunderstorms, … Continue reading The Outdoorsy App: A Non-Review Review

The one thing you can trust about SPAM is it never spoils

I made a promise. It was a promise I thought would be easy to keep. I was wrong. I told a friend that I'd wait to see Avengers: Endgame with her, and then she went and got sick, so now I'm having to go to some extreme lengths to avoid spoilers - like actually reading … Continue reading The one thing you can trust about SPAM is it never spoils

I Managed to See a Movie! (My Shazam Review)

A 30-second preview was all it took to convince my ten-year-old son that Shazam was a movie we absolutely, positively, had to see. It didn't take much to convince me. I love superheroes. My other half... well let's just say that the heroes he prefers to watch on the big screen typically prefer military fatigues … Continue reading I Managed to See a Movie! (My Shazam Review)

Oh, the joys of home ownership

Some writers prefer music in the background, saying it helps to get them in the proper mood. I'm not one of them. I get distracted enough by the random deer that walks by my window or hawk that lands in our new trees, so when one of the smoke detectors began chirping a few days … Continue reading Oh, the joys of home ownership

An Average Day in the Life of Matt Summers – Flash Fiction

Matt Summers lived in an average house on an average street where nothing ever happened. His mother would wake him by opening his curtains, allowing the light to stream in. Only today, his mother snapped them shut shortly after opening them. "Wha's going on?" asked a bleary-eyed Matt. "Oh nothing," said his mother. "I just … Continue reading An Average Day in the Life of Matt Summers – Flash Fiction