One More Thing – April 2021

Ode to an Aging Dog by Tyler Sjostrom Hey, buddy. Who’s a good boy? You’re a good boy. The other day, we were watching Animal Planet — your favorite channel, naturally — and there was one of those giant tortoises on the screen. The narrator revealed that they can live...

One More Thing – March 2021

What’s in a Name? by Tyler Sjostrom Among the early memories of my school-age life are a few that stand out for no particular reason – bread bags in my snow boots, the rusty, red playground slide that would probably be nicknamed “The Lawsuit” today, and thinking...

One More Thing – Jan/Feb 2021

To Be a Grandkid by Tyler Sjostrom One of life’s great delights, and one that we’re too busy scraping our knees to fully understand while it’s happening, is having grandparents. For me, and probably for so many readers, my grandparents were always just there. And...

One More Thing – December 2020

It’s the Thought that Counts by Tyler Sjostrom “Papa…the cake…boom!” So goes the telling of an ill-fated birthday tiramisu according to my two-year-old son, resident raconteur, and foremost deliverer of sick burns in our household. While his bullet...

One More Thing – November 2020

The Red Cottage by Tyler Sjostrom It was the fall of 2013 when my now-wife and I first encountered what would become our most visited vacation destination. On a lark, we decided to take a weekender to Door County, and in our hasty planning, happened upon the perfect...