Kickass the quiet heroes among us

Kickass the quiet heroes among us

Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports the following at a sports dept. counter: A young man buying fishing licenses for himself and a companion/friend/brother who displayed the obvious indications—erratic vocal and […]

Kickass rain for the bikers

Kickass rain for the bikers

Kickass, the doorstop dog, riding with the keeper across the gray driftless coulees where the landscape looks like a garage floor that hasn’t been swept all winter, saw lots of […]

Kickass with the geese and Vonnegut

Kickass with the geese and Vonnegut

Kickass, the doorstop dog, and the keeper spent part of the afternoon on a remote Wisconsin River sandbar listening to the loud-mouthed geese argue about which of them was going […]

Kickass talks to fighting robins

Kickass talks to fighting robins

Kickass, the doorstop dog, witnessing the endless robin fights in the trees around the house and even on the roof of the house, enlisted his unique ability to communicate with […]

Kickass Willie Sutton and Wells-Fargo

Kickass Willie Sutton and Wells-Fargo

Kickass, the doorstop dog, listened with the keeper to this morning’s news report that Wells-Fargo is about to do a BILLION dollar settlement with regulators after admitting to various schemes […]

Kickass goldfinches in the snow

Kickass goldfinches in the snow

Kickass, the doorstop dog, observing the keeper’s usual morning stumble, wonders how many others will be taking photos of goldfinches on snow-covered bird feeders, perhaps even including a cardinal, on […]

Kickass goodbye Barbara and Millie

Kickass goodbye Barbara and Millie

Kickass, the doorstop dog, joins the rest of the world in saying a very respectful goodbye to Barbara Bush, who lived and died on her own terms.  She was decency […]

Kickass they will prevail

Kickass they will prevail

Kickass, the doorstop dog, currently impressed with the young people who are doing their skilled best during a modest remodeling job at the keeper’s house, has been reminded just how […]

Kickass tax day entertainment

Kickass tax day entertainment

Kickass, the doorstop dog, says the keeper would be running the Boston Marathon but it is tax-filing day, and this one with its April snow and ice, is particularly interesting […]

Kickass summer of ice and snow

Kickass summer of ice and snow

Kickass, the doorstop dog, ever anxious to look on the bright side, points to possible business opportunities presented by the fact that it will be snowing throughout the entire spring […]