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“I once described myself as looking like Robert Redford would look if he looked like me. Well, Bobby and I both have gotten much older and while I can’t promise to be cute anymore I can promise that this little electronic hangout will offer you a few minutes that will be interesting, funny, educational or aggravating, sometimes all at once.

Come back often—it’ll change frequently.

For 60 years I’ve been batting the keys of various writing machines, turning out news, fiction and humor about the outdoors and the indoors. I’ve published seven books and one book-on-tape. The ones still in print are for sale here. I put up universally-acclaimed tomato salsa every year, but it’s not for sale. Talk nice and I might give you some.

Read the blog page to get mad, sad, happy—anything but bored. The photos are ones I like out of thousands of images I’ve taken all over the country. Marty, my wife of 54 years, and I have five children, eight dogs (at last count), four canoes/kayaks, a bunch of shotguns, guitars, mandolins and banjos, and a hell of a lot of fun.

Join us for a while…”

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GALLOWAY FOR GOVERNOR

By Joel M. Vance   When Donald Trump sent me a check for $1200, I gratefully accepted–and turned around and donated it to the campaign of Nicole Galloway, Democratic challenger to Missouri’s Republican so-called governor, Mike Parson, who is a pale but passionate imitator and groveling toady for Donald J Trump. I can’t get at […]

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ALLL ABOARD!

By Joel M. Vance   Karl Miller and I were returning from Chicago's Loop when we missed our stop on an Illinois ...

PRESIDENTIAL POOCHES

By Joel M. Vance   It’s almost a part of the oath of office that a president of the United States must ...