As our good friend, Retz, often says, “Life just keeps comin’ at ya.” This book is all about life with its fickle little twists and turns. We (the authors) met playing volleyball and grew to be best friends, business associates, and hunting partners. In our 30+ years of friendship we have played, laughed, loved, cried, and grieved together. Set against the backdrop of Northern Wisconsin, the stories in this book were not written specifically to go into a book. This book “just kind of happened” because of our love not only of writing but of the people, places, and events that shaped our lives; it happened because of our passion for the outdoors, its lessons, beauty, and bounty. Light a fire, grab a libation, put your feet up and share a bit of life with us.