Originally published as weekly articles in the Oconto County Reporter, this collection of essays offers a unique point of view on daily life in northeast Wisconsin. Raised on a small dairy farm, the author shares her views on topics ranging from gardening, to chocolate, to family farms and growing older, to raising children, and dealing with changing times—all while embracing life from a positive (albeit slightly unique) point of view. Visit the county fair and ride the Tilt-a-Whirl with the author and her son; learn where all of the cabooses have gone, and discover what brown paper sacks and rainy days have in common; dare to consider life’s ultimate question—‘Can pumpkin pies get car sick?’ From parenting, to doing dishes, to commuting to work, the enclosed stories will make you smile and inspire you as only 'Deer Hunting from a Recliner' can.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! As an author, I publish works under my own name, and under the pen name of K.C. Berg. My first novel published under that name, “In the Light of the Passing: Book 1”, was named one of six finalists in the 2006 USA Book News competition. In addition, both it and its sequel, “Brinda’s Promise: Book 2”, received the Eric Hoffer award for notable fiction. In addition to my novels, I also write, produce, and direct stage plays, one of which was performed in New York City in 1998. In April 2013, my latest play will be performed by the Machickanee Players in Oconto, WI. It would be great to see you there!
I studied creative writing at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and hold a MS Degree in Management & Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI. When I am not writing, I teach composition classes at local technical colleges, and currently serve as President of the Board of Directors for the Oconto Area Humane Society & Animal Shelter, Inc.
Can you relate to this? It happens far too often . . .
Deer Hunting from a Recliner: Reflections on Everyday Life in Northeast Wisconsin
It doesn’t seem to matter how fast you are driving, or how many other vehicles are in front of you orbehind you, all going the same speed; some idiot has to come along and try to play leapfrog. It happens all the time. We apply the brakes as someone up the line allows the passing car to merge back into the flow. Oncoming traffic, its path temporarily blocked, has pulledto the side of the road to avoid a collision. We all shake our heads and think, ‘There goes another one.’