Whiskey, Wolfsnot, and The Lizard King (and the Belt)

Whiskey, Wolfsnot, and The Lizard King (and the Belt)

A perk of my day job is meeting people with great stories. This one belongs to  “Uncle S,” who stops by when he passes through town. One day he handed me a story about his friendship with Jim Morrison of the Doors. This is his story. Doors’ fans, enjoy. What follows is part of family lore … Continue reading

Slaying Dragons

Slaying Dragons

“I’m trying out for a play.” “You’re doing what?” my wife asked. “You heard me.” “Why?” she asked. “Why not?” I answered. So the odyssey began. Mind you I wasn’t trying out for anything Broadway-esque, not even Missoula-esque, just our small town’s attempt at doing community theater. No big deal, right? That’s what I thought. Yes, the play was a musical, but … Continue reading

Revelation

Revelation

You may have noticed I haven’t been around lately. I’ve been distracted. There’s a new woman in my life. You know how it goes. When graced with new love, little else penetrates your thoughts. “But, John, what happened? You’re married – happily. What does your wife think of this?” The truth is she’s ecstatic. No, she’s not excited to get rid … Continue reading

Groundhog Day…   The Barroom Chronicles, Episode 18

Groundhog Day… The Barroom Chronicles, Episode 18

Sometimes inspiration strikes like lightning. After the NFC Championship game, as I was crossing the bar to rub salt in 49er fans wounds, Richard Sherman exploded into his tirade. I stopped and turned to the TV. With a grin, I knew my plan for the Super Bowl. The following day, another piece of the puzzle fell into … Continue reading

The Day my Life Changed

The Day my Life Changed

Many moons ago, on a summer’s night, I stumbled across her profile in an AOL chatroom. Does anybody remember AOL chatrooms? If you don’t, you missed out on a cultural phenomenon. Anyway, I read and re-read her profile; something really stuck out, though the only thing I remember it saying was: “I say what I mean, … Continue reading