Staff, The kitchen's smaller radio is still MIA. It's been gone for well over a month now. If you or a loved one can remember borrowing one from us during the last two months, please consider turning them in. We will deal with them swiftly and with pinpointed vengeance, with no need to lay the … Continue reading The Second Food Line is Open, Part 3: “Kitchen’s Missing Radio”
Attention all you banana lovers: It is well known to all that we are in the last days; the last days of the banana Year of Jubilee. Knowing this crisis is upon us, we here in the kitchen feel called to share our banana wealth with every one of the Generic Camp Name family. Should … Continue reading The Second Food Line is Open, Part 2: “Preparing for the Banana Apocalypse”
Has anyone ever gone camping and pulled it off flawlessly? Are we certain it's possible? I know the interest level in camping stories goes up 1000% if it includes at least one minor "something got too wet" disaster (the tent, the food, the sleeping bag, the backup clothes, the toilet paper, the emotions), but I … Continue reading Who Invited Murphy to go Camping?
This is the introduction to a series. The series may occasionally seem out of place, but as long as you introduce something and make it a habit, people eventually stop questioning it. A long time ago, on a planet far, far away, called "Wis-con-sin," I used to work in a kitchen. A very large, very … Continue reading The Second Food Line is Open – A Series
I've done a lot of thinking about anger lately. I've seen so much of it as these months have droned on, and I've felt it enough that it's captured my attention. It's one of the "negative" emotions. One I've sought hard my whole life to keep restrained; yanking the prong collar each time a flare … Continue reading Red Hot
A global pandemic has forced a myriad of reactions. It’s been an in-your-face CHOOSE YOUR COPING MECHANISM era. Stress is inevitable. Hoarding brings some a sense of control. There’s a need to be productive. There’s an overwhelming desire to do absolutely nothing. “I should be walking.” “I should be sleeping.” “I should be disinfecting.” “I … Continue reading Coronavirus Conversations
Pain. Loneliness. Snakes. What's around the next dark corner. There are so many things we find ourselves running from, mentally and physically. Some because they have the potential to cause us harm, some because we simply don't understand, and some because of the memories they stir up. What does this do to us? It can provide protection, … Continue reading On Fear: Secretly Beautiful
When you live in the middle of nowhere, it's surprisingly easy to find friends who want to go even further into the middle of nowhere, especially when you're also encouraging these plans to go wandering. And when you've made friends with the locals, sometimes they let you onto their several hundred acre property with a … Continue reading Flashback to the Past: Beaver Fairy Tales