Category Truth & Fiction

For my father

North Woods The walls of this fishing camp are filled with dust and so damp spots of wood rot, and smell of mold. It’s raining; the whiskey is almost gone; we sit and talk, and listen… The wind in these north woods divides our souls between what we wanted — ambrosia like dew, the fairy […]

Waitress Turkey Shoot

“You can’t go yet.” She said as she rounded the stairs and stepped into my office. I had my fleece on and my laptop bag in hand. It had been a busy day and was past time to leave, and for one half a second I thought she might be joking. It is something I […]

Beans & Cornbread

Behind the scenes we call him Beans & Cornbread because we still don’t know his name.  That is ok with me.  I really try not to get to know my guests.  I prefer my relationship with them to be more professional than social. There are guests who love to have the owner give them special […]

Welcome Guests

If you love great food and great restaurants you serve yourself well to remember that you are a guest.  The shingle on the door invites you to dine.  If you really don’t want the food on the menu, you should not accept the invitation. It is one thing to ask for no onions on your […]