Every week the Wisconsin State Journal runs “Roughneck Grace,” a weekly column written by Mike (many of the columns will be adapted from Mike’s Tent Show Radio monologues). Today’s column (in which Mike visits his neighbor Tom and is introduced to Tom’s latest project) was printed on sturdy newsprint this Sunday and can now be seen online here.
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Back home in the Chippewa Valley, they’re having a celebration to memorialize Laurie Bieze. I can’t be there in physical form, but then Laurie never figured we were limited to functioning in that manner.
At 2 p.m. today I’ll do an event (discussing and signing The Scavengers) at River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque. Info here.
Then at 7 p.m., also in Dubuque, I’ll be giving a live humor performance as part of Voices from the Warehouse District series. Free and open to the public, black berets and/or barn boots welcome, details here.
Mike will be in Dubuque, Iowa, tomorrow for two events: A book signing at 2 p.m., and then, at 7 p.m., a spoken word event (actually, he’ll be telling funny stories of the sort included in the live CD “The Clodhopper Monologues”). Both are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and details are here.
Spent a little time Around the Farm Table recently. Thank you, Inga! (Those who know me will recognize some entertaining artistic license was exercised–juggling?!?). I wish to thank Dennis, a neighbor who lent his porch and those tractors in the background.
The Sneezing Cow tour never really stops (The Scavengersbookstore visit and free humorous monologue event in Dubuque this weekend), and more tour details here) but the “official” tour for The Scavengers, which began three weeks and a few thousand miles ago, wrapped up last night. At each stop, I hope I conveyed in some small way my gratitude for being allowed to live this life thanks to readers. I never take you for granted. And for this tour, a special thank you to three groups: The students, with their bright, inquisitive spirits; the teachers, who work so hard to serve those students; and the indie booksellers, who have hand-sold me into existence. Thank you, thank you, thank you all.