Distractions

I’ve managed to maintain a good mood now for about a week and a half. I got a boost from my most recent trip to Nicolet National Forest, and have been supplementing that boost with various distractions. The Forest Effect Last week Wednesday, Remy and I made a third trip up to Nicolet in two months. The night before, I Read More …

Five Weeks That Ruined My Life

I look back on my North American Road Trip with great fondness. Over the course of five weeks, I gained experiences and memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I do not regret taking the trip. Nor do I regret quitting my job or selling my house. But in the thirty nine days that have passed Read More …

Mindless Train of Thought

The problem with being stationary in Green Bay is that I don’t have much to talk about on this blog other than the roller-coaster train of thought playing out in my own mind. “Core Group” Drama In the eleven days since my last post in which I discussed my “core group” of favorite haunters and friends, things have been especially Read More …

Fear & Dry Heaving in Las Vegas

The countdown to my retirement now sits at 7 days plus 7 hours. And merely four days later, I bid adieu to this house – this house that has been my shelter, my security, my refuge, my comfort, my familiarity. I’ll officially be both jobless and homeless. And not because I was forced out. But because I made a conscious Read More …

My Old Life – Part 1 – What I Will Miss

As I write this, I’m neck-deep in the water. I’m trying to get the affairs of my old life in order before I leave and hammer out the details of my retirement and transition out of practicing law. The process is mammoth in scale and overwhelming. There is so much work to do, not very much time to do it, and Read More …

Milwaukee and Madison

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t consider a trip to Milwaukee to be worthy of mentioning here. Milwaukee was my home from about 1993 until the end of 2006. I also travel there occasionally for work, since the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin is based there. But what the hell. I decided to take an impromptu trip down to Milwaukee Read More …

2016 Haunted House Tour

Last night, I drove down to Chicago to tour two haunted houses. Statesville Haunted Prison and HellsGate – both produced and operated by Zombie Army Productions. Statesville Haunted Prison I wanted to visit Statesville for quite some time. I had seen promotional videos for the attraction and thought they were pretty impressive. Statesville also has a pretty strong reputation within the haunt Read More …

TransWorld’s 2016 Halloween and Attractions Show

I’ve just returned from St. Louis, Missouri where I attended my first TransWorld convention. It was a remarkable experience I had a lot of fun. I feel reinvigorated with new ideas and prospects for my future as a haunter. The Secret Handshake Unlike some trade shows, not just anyone can get a ticket to the Halloween & Attractions Show. The organizers have carefully Read More …