Duane Kuiper*

As a kid growing up in Cleveland in the 1970s I dreamed of two things happening. One, the Cleveland Indians would make it to the World Series. And two, my favorite player would make the highlight reel of This Week in Baseball. Well, the Indians never made it to the World Series. But one of…

Brilliant Disguise

In 1988, Jim Henson created a muppet named Spruce Springsteen and auctioned him off for charity at an event called the Night of 100 Trees. His legacy lives on in the heart and mind of perhaps one person on a tree farm in the American heartland. Here we see a farmer calling his children together.…

Thought Process and Self-Review

In theory, sleigh bells and muckrakers go together like Nicholas Sparks and Stephen King. So what compelled me to lump them together in my first e-book published earlier this year? I had written some stories and allowed them to simmer on the back burner for a while. The Internet and the explosion of publishing without…

Melancholy And Elated Come To An Understanding

M: Hello, elated? E: Is that you melancholy? M: Yeah, it’s me. E: How you hanging in there good buddy? M: I’m melancholy. How do you think I’m hanging in there? E: Right. Well cheer up because it’s a glorious and beautiful day! M: I suppose. Anyway, I just wanted to congratulate you on winning…

Fan Fiction Charlie Brown

Police responded to a disturbance last Tuesday at approximately 6:55 PM in the parking lot at Arby’s on James Street. An elderly woman named Miss Othmar, who played the teacher in the Charlie Brown TV specials, was taken into custody and later released on $25,000 bail. Surveillance video of the entire incident was secured and…