48 Hours. 794 Miles.

Sioux Falls is, in a nutshell, neat. If that makes me sound like Richie Cunningham, so be it. If you have no idea who Richie Cunningham is, I can't even with that. Sculptures & Bright Lights Our journey began Friday at 1:00 p.m. We had a five-hour drive ahead of us plus a jump ahead … Continue reading 48 Hours. 794 Miles.

Spoiler Alert

Spoiler alert: this blog post contains a spoiler that I must alert you to. If you are a fan of America's Got Talent and have not yet watched the 2020 season finale, please stop reading. STEP AWAY FROM YOUR PHONE/TABLET/COMPUTER. I IMPLORE YOU. Like, right now. Seriously. Because I'm about to give away the ending … Continue reading Spoiler Alert

Bad Boys, Bad Boys

I was pulled over by a cop this morning. I wasn't even driving a car...I was walking. Now, I know I often leave people in my wake when we're strolling together—I've long been labeled a "fast walker"—but this is ridiculous. Actually, it had nothing to do with speed. I was a few minutes into my … Continue reading Bad Boys, Bad Boys

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

In an admirable example of "ask and ye shall receive," I recently expressed a desire to have my book banned, and a longtime reader complied. She didn't hesitate in banning my book on her blog. Thank you, Stephanie. You're awesome. And really, she's more than a blogger: I consider her a friend. How could I … Continue reading Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Lukewarm Off the Press

The fall edition of our parenting magazine arrived this week. When that delivery truck pulls up outside and all the boxes are unloaded from the pallet, it's always a cause for celebration—physical proof of our collective hard work. Some people claim that print is dead, but my boss doesn't believe that. Neither do the businesses … Continue reading Lukewarm Off the Press

Ban My Book…Please!

I think my book is too tame. Don't get me wrong; it's hardly G-rated. There's sex, violence, and profanity. Kidnapping and substance abuse. Desecration of public lands, for crying out loud. But sadly, nobody has banned No Time for Kings. Too bad, because apparently, banned books sell like hotcakes. If you really want to ride … Continue reading Ban My Book…Please!

Come Mr. Tally Man

Remember the certified letter I stayed home waiting for? Well, it never did show up on Thursday. Didn't come on Friday or Saturday, either. Monday? Holiday. Tuesday? Nope. Today? Ha. Never mind that I signed up for a redelivery and received acknowledgement that it would arrive September 3rd. So, I finally dragged myself to the … Continue reading Come Mr. Tally Man

Seasons Change in the Blink of an Eye

Last week was a mentally challenging one at work. This is our busiest time of year, with multiple titles coming out. In addition to our regular publications, we've got our biannual Visitor's Guide, plus the annual bridal magazine and Southern Hills Vacation Guide. Factor in a brand new magazine, an overhaul of a client's website, … Continue reading Seasons Change in the Blink of an Eye

“BER” Leads to “BRR!”

I'm working from home this morning waiting for a certified letter to arrive. It's from the Hyundai dealership, so I'm assuming it's the paperwork I'll need to get my car registered. I came home on my lunch yesterday to find a note from the USPS on the door, and because they need a signature, I … Continue reading “BER” Leads to “BRR!”