Creative Nonfiction

Finding Common Ground

February 10, 2021 // 6 Comments

Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick — Last March, my wife and I decided to move into our vacation home in Central Wisconsin to stay safe from the pandemic. Our home is located in [...]

Preserving Memories

January 17, 2019 // 3 Comments

Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick — A few weeks ago I spent the weekend visiting my family in the Detroit area where I grew up. As my parents’ memories fade, it was important [...]

Rural Chainsaw Repair

December 20, 2018 // 2 Comments

Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick — There are many things that divide city life and rural life: digital access and politics are often discussed in the media, but access to [...]

Elegant Old Men

June 19, 2018 // 2 Comments

Warren R. Johnson — When our son Michael was very young, he had a very old friend. Everyone called his old friend Baba Levi. Not mister, not sir, but Baba. Baba is [...]

Getting Along with MS

January 26, 2018 // 6 Comments

Warren R. Johnson — When you are really fast asleep, you can actually jog in your dreams. If you stumble, you regain your balance in an instant; if you fall, you are [...]

Icarus Redux

July 3, 2017 // 2 Comments

DeWitt Clinton — I still live in Shorewood, Wisconsin, not Sherwood, for there’s nothing foresty or Shakespearian about this tiny little add-on to Metro Milwaukee. [...]

The Lady of Pas a Grille

May 13, 2017 // 3 Comments

Norma Gay Prewett — I had not noticed her the day before, but my husband said he had. A pudgy, blousy blonde, she perched on the cafe stool at the Seahorse, one of the [...]

Ruth is 86

May 8, 2017 // 1 Comment

Judy Moore Hug — My mother is in the kitchen. She is trimming the stems off a dozen pink roses, a little past their prime. As she trims each stem, I notice the bruise [...]

The Sheriff of the Park

March 9, 2017 // 4 Comments

Les Guliasi — Point Isabel is the largest off-leash dog park in the country. The two sections of the 53 acre park are divided by Hoffman channel and connected by a [...]

Saphire is Not a Dog

November 14, 2016 // 3 Comments

Jeff Berger — Saphire is my collie. For 33 years I have owned collies. Or to be more precise, collies have owned me. My collies have owned a house with a large [...]


October 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

DeWitt Clinton — I’m having trouble remembering anything lately. Sure I know I’m here where you are too, wondering about what’s next, but who isn’t? I’ve had [...]