22 Jul 2015

Nobody Ever Writes About the Travel Writer, so I’m Writing About the Travel Writer

Nobody Ever Writes About the Travel Writer, so I’m Writing About the Travel Writer

One of the great joys I have as a writer is to meet other writers. Typically a writer meet up is filled with quotable quips, diagnosis hair-pin turns of phrases, and good humored word-wise one-upmanship. It’s the literary equivalent of dogs sniffing one another’s behinds. So like a happy, fluffy puppy, I was very excited […]

21 Apr 2015

The Hard Part About Living In Costa Rica

The Hard Part About Living In Costa Rica

I meet her in the elevator and she says she recently moved to Costa Rica. I ask the Costa Rican ex-patriot for a story and she tells me that she is not a very interesting, site story-rich person. I whine, “Come on, you live in Costa Rica! Haven’t you seen some crazy wildlife down there?” […]

15 Apr 2015

She Pauses To Nibble On Her Pickle

She Pauses To Nibble On Her Pickle

“You have to travel with people who want to explore otherwise everything is constructed, pills ” warns Louise. She pauses to nibble on her pickle, and contemplate those frequent trips she has made to visit her family in Barbados. The last time she went down there with non-explorers they whined every time they left the […]

10 Apr 2015

Bar Hoping

Bar Hoping

Sean runs a trivia company out of Minnesota called “Trivia Mafia.” Currently there is only one bar in all of Milwaukee (the city with more bars than grocery stores) where you can play Trivia Mafia and that bar is Vintage. Here is why Sean and his dad came down for the weekend: to go bar […]

3 Apr 2015

This Is Not The Real Dance

This Is Not The Real Dance

Sisters came in from New York to attend the wedding and to show off their Wedding Dance. They are choreographing their piece right now on the exquisite carpet that urges all who come here to at least sashay at least slightly even if it is so slight that no one notices because you are an […]

30 Mar 2015

Two Texans

Two Texans

Two Texans, architectural engineers, college students, conference attendees named Shannon and Michaela want me to write them love letters for their boyfriends.   Shannon lovingingly describes her boyfriend, Ryan, as “a sarcastic ass always picking on me and my big head!” She goes on to say she met him at a country club dance hall four and […]