Having previously been introduced to Janeen Ippolito's writing in her short story, "Superhero Publicist", in the "Hall of Heroes" anthology, I jumped at the opportunity to request and receive a free copy of "Lawless: the Ironfire Legacy" for the purposes of a review. The characters really brought this book to life for me. The tangled… Continue reading Book Review: Lawless by Janeen Ippolito
Melanie Schubert's #GregoryAndTheGrimbockle is a heart-warming tale of adventure that underscores the hidden connections binding us all.
Omaha, Nebraska - The front half of a chopped-up, orange Volkswagen beetle sat on the front porch of the Hollywood Candy shop. Protruding from the wall across from it, a five-foot tall nose inhaled the delicate fragrance of the flowers filling both sides of the path. Keagan and I stepped up to the door, careful to steer… Continue reading A Somewhat True Tall Tale: Trip to Omaha
We homeschool. Last year, our son did Mad-Lib style poetry with his vocabulary words resulting in some interesting poems. Hope this one brings a smile to your face as it did ours. I go forward, after stopping. I proceed. You weren’t easily approached. You weren’t accessible. You break away from me. You secede. Your tummy… Continue reading Mad-Lib Style
August 11, 2017, Bloomington, MN - In early July, five years after opening, Just Born Candy Company's Peep store in the Mall of America closed up shop. Candy Universe now presides over the first-floor location. Details are unclear and, as of this reporting, no official account of the store closing has been found. However, unidentified mall workers… Continue reading Without a Peep
May 5, 2017, Lamanai, Belize - There were several Mahogany trees in the Belizean Rainforest overgrown by parasitic trees. Each enchanting beast imprisoned within a network of limbs. Hundreds of long arms stretched from beneath the earth, grasping, clawing, pulling on their branches. And yet, despite their circumstances, these magnificent Mahogany trees continued to reach… Continue reading Into the Forest