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“Roughneck Grace” Noise declares winter done

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). This week’s column, titled “Noise declares winter done” can be seen online here.

New Tent Show Radio Tonight: All Aboard: Songs of the Railroad feat. the BCO

If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, May 11th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua.

This week’s show features music of Big Top’s house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra. They play selections from the show All Aboard: Songs of the Railroad and Mike shares a story about driving a 500-mile loop around Wisconsin in a used van. Information on streaming the show here

You can join the Tent Show Radio Facebook page here, and many previous Tent Show Radio episodes available for streaming anytime – just click here.

Double Whoops

That moment when you’re reading one of your essays live for the very first time–before a convention center full of librarians, no less–and you realize although you know what it means you have no idea how to pronounce “paean.” And then, in looking it up, realize you misspelled it in the first place.

“Roughneck Grace” ‘Marriage encounter’ in a tiny house

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). This week’s column, titled ‘Marriage encounter’ in a tiny house” can be seen online here.