Category Archives: My Stories

Short stories or slightly longer stories or semi-literate explorations. May your eyes not struggle too much as I grasp for the world’s most sophisticated fart joke.

The Milwaukee Anthology: now for-real and in paper form!

Find it here from Belt Publishing! (per the back cover …) “The Milwaukee Anthology is a book on hope and hurt in one of America’s toughest ZIP codes, brightest Midwestern ‘burgs and biggest U.S. small towns. In these pages are … Continue reading

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“Still Trying to Figure Out What the Future Is Going to Be”: Q&A with Astronaut James Lovell, the Self-Professed Second-Most Famous Milwaukeean

The morning of Saturday, April 7, 2018, I called James Lovell’s Illinois house. I haven’t been nervous for an interview in a long time but Lovell’s stature, his undeniable capable nature had my voice and questions shaky at the start. … Continue reading

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(This is a non-fiction piece I wrote that no one else wants to publish so I get to here. It takes place from 2007-2017 in Wisconsin.) Paul’s hands submerged into an inflated blue balloon as the village cop knocked on … Continue reading

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Briefly: your Milwaukee stories and mine on the demolition derby (kind of)

Two items, connected by the marvelous crew at Cleveland’s Belt Publishing: ONE: What’s your Milwaukee story? Your painful, silly, and only-in-the-Cream-City tale? I’m editing/curating an anthology of nonfiction Milwaukee personal stories and essays. Details here, get your submissions in by … Continue reading

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Tough Times for Everyone

Car bra?

[Temporarily removed as of Nov. 17, 2015; to be published in the forthcoming short story anthology, “The Art of Losing” from online writing workshop, Thinkerbeat. Visit them. If you enjoy their open and sharing nature, feel free to join and/or … Continue reading

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