A moment of silence, if you will, for Great-Grandma’s 7 iron, which outlived her for a decade, but succumbed tonight during a vigorous round of clodhopper apple golf. Our loss was tempered by the delighted laughter of an 8-year-old member of the matrilineal line, who just loves it when we play this game with a purpose, delivering airborne applesauce to the chickens from about 30 yards out.
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 talks about the logging profession and can be seen online here.
In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike discusses how meditation can change your life provided you find the right squirrel.
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 talks about vacation getting in the way of official exercise and can be seen online here.
Even at my non-famous level (9 out of 10 times no one recognizes me at the Farm & Fleet) (and then half the time it’s a relative, neighbor, or Moose Country 106.7 listener), my calendar is such that I meet many, many thoughtful people in passing and simply cannot do justice to their kindnesses or adequately recognize their hard work or support their latest project the way they might hope. I keep a box of books and notes and CDs and miscellaneous objects given to me on the road, and when I can I jot a note or make a mention. Thus, Posts from the Box.
Thank you to Jeannie, who gave me this at a reading a while back. Always touched when people do something nice just because. Also wish I could draw like this. And appreciate that she kinda held back on the gray eyebrow(s).
Next Friday (August 28) it will be my honor to roll on up north to Bayfield and share the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua stage with Ronny Cox. I’ll be running my mouth, telling some stories new and old. Maybe update my status as a logger. Visit the bigtop-dot-org site for times and other details. If you’ve ever wondered what an evening under the Big Top is like, may I humbly recommend the CD pictured above?
The Long Beds and I will be playing in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, next Thursday (August 27) as part of the the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series. The outdoor concert series takes place Thursday evenings at the city’s new green space at New York Avenue and Seventh Street. Concertgoers should bring blankets or portable chairs as seating is not provided. Food and beverages will be available at the concert site. A variety of food trucks will be at the event. Free and open to the public.