Woodland Tech

We’re just past the peak of fall color. On my hilltop, the hues of crimson and chartreuse are giving way to dusky birch bark and the smell of downed leaves. On a morning hike there’s a satisfying [...]

Iced Coffee

It all started with a cup of coffee. Here in the wilds of Brown County, it’s mid-winter, and the weather has been on the colder side of miserable. When it’s below zero with ice and [...]

Christmas Star

On December 21st, the evening of the winter solstice, Teresa and I wanted to see the Great Conjunction. The astronomical event where Jupiter and Saturn line up to make an impressive light in the [...]

Cemetery Island

My name is Jefferson, and this is my true ghost story. Some say there’s a difference between legend and lore. I suppose it’s up to you to decide. Ya see, ‘round about 1953 the state got the idea [...]

Ghost Kid

My name is Tom, and this is my true ghost story: I never paid much mind to it. Since I moved in a couple years ago, sometimes my dog would bark at the door of my spare bedroom. Growl a little [...]