Too Late to Run Away

For the first twenty-some years of my life, Grandma's Marathon was a ruiner. Plans would be made. We mapped out drunken stumble routes from Old Chicago to the Green Mill to the Sports Garden. That...

Super Bowl MVP

According to a website called Oddsshark.com, Peyton Manning -- Denver quarterback and haver of a well-discussed forehead -- is the favorite to be named Super Bowl MVP Sunday. He is listed as having 8-to-5...

Deer Flesh and Pigskin

Today, I'm talking about venison. I'm not talking about the weather (yep, yep it's cold), and I'm not talking about Chris Kluwe's flailing for attention. I'm talking about the preparation of deer flesh for...

Snapshots from Purple Tailgate Lot 3

I always say, "There's a reason they call it 'The inevitable.'" Because of that, I was hardly surprised when my PT Cruiser was finally placed on "IT watch." She gagged and grumbled for 20-some miles...

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