I’m not sure whose dark heart we’re talking about here, but the coffee was good. While in Colorado, I drank mostly hotel coffee. It was pretty good for hotel coffee, especially once you learned round-about what times they brewed fresh pots. That being said, I zeroed in on Dark Heart Coffee Bar pretty early (though […]Read More Dark Heart Coffee Bar: Apple Coffee?
Rabbits are the best pets. They’re even less needy than cats, but friendlier. They mow your yard. They jump up on your knees when you bring them bananas (fun fact: rabbits like bananas even more than carrots. True story.) Long story short, I’m always happy to see rabbits, and the Best Western courtyard has a […]Read More The Rabbits of Best Western
It takes 28 seconds to effectively chew two baby carrots. Humanity is spending a lot of time chewing vegetation. The good news is, if you cram four into your mouth at a time, it only takes 45 seconds. It’s really easy to meet your writing goals when that’s all you’re doing. Feels kind of unfair […]Read More Stray Thoughts From Colorado
Josh and I flew into Colorado today. He’s training for a new job. I’m going to spend the time working on a book. I had some time on the airplane today, but since I’ve never been on a plane before, I decided not to start on the project until tomorrow. We got to the airport […]Read More Flying to Colorado
I wouldn’t exactly say that the wedding business is booming out in Omak, so when we started looking for a place that could make our wedding cake, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Thankfully, the Breadline Cafe provided Josh and I with what I can honestly say is the best bakery cake I’ve ever tasted. […]Read More The Breadline Cafe: And Don’t Forget the Cake
Leavenworth businesses make really good use of available space. Walk along the Main Street, and in addition to the street-level businesses, you’ll notice several staircases leading to second-floor or basement shops. One such cellar store is The Cheesemonger Shop. As the name suggests, they offer a ton of different kinds of cheeses, as well as […]Read More The Cheesemonger Shop: As Good as it Sounds
If I could only eat one category of meat for the rest of my life, I would pick seafood. Crab, scallops, shrimp, lobster, salmon, clams, calamari, and oysters sound like plenty of variety for a lifetime. Yesterday we were in Des Moines, and we stopped at Wally’s Chowderhouse for dinner. I had never been, but […]Read More Wally’s Chowderhouse: Can You Live Off Seafood?
I’m writing a story which required me to classify a piano, so naturally I had to find out how to classify a piano. Since I’m sure many of you are wondering if a piano is a stringed instrument or a percussion instrument, I’ve included a link to the answer.Read More Question of the Week: May 21, 2018
A few months ago, Josh and I jumped in the car one night and just started driving around with no real aim. We wound up near Lake Roesiger. Since it was dark, we couldn’t really see the lake (beyond the occasional glint of light off of its shiny surface). So we just kind of assumed […]Read More Accidental Trip to Lake Roesiger
In a slight departure from my normal blogging topics, I thought I would share a monster drawing that I did. I’m working on a story that features this guy. I like to think of him as equal parts dog, lizard, squid, and Batman Beyond villain (you know–because he looks like he’s melting). He’s the color […]Read More Writing Update: The Driftwood Monster