I love fudge. I love taking photographs. I love the color purple. I don’t know the meaning of life, but I’m willing to discuss it.


I love puns. I love dry wit. I love corny jokes. I love stand-up comedy. I’ve always said that the day my sense of humor abandons me is the day I die.

I’m not a professional cook, nor am I a professional photographer. I am a professional writer, but I reserve the right to make as many grammar and spelling mistakes as I want.

My helpers include “MM”, my spouse of many years, plus our three dogs and three cats. Only my spouse is actually helpful. The others try, but having no opposable thumbs can be a problem sometimes. Or a blessing. Usually a blessing.

In the time MM and I have been together, we’ve lost three cats and three dogs. We have also had one brain surgery, one gamma knife radiation, two total knee replacements, two foot surgeries, one menopause, and one complete hysterectomy. One of us was told to put her affairs in order. Fortunately, the affair-ordering order was extremely premature and everything is fine now.

We live in Austin, Texas, and love it. Mostly. Except in August.

You can contact me at madsweetworld@gmail.com.

NOTE: Links to products on Amazon provide me with a small bit of cash to help run this website. Five percent of all profits above the cost of running this blog will be donated to Austin-area animal charities.