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“Roughneck Grace” Putting the snowshoes to good use

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 “Putting the snowshoes to good use” can be seen online here.

New Tent Show Radio Tonight: Belfast to Bluegrass

If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, March 16th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua.

This week’s show features the Blue Canvas Orchestra and singers as they portray the migration of a people and music from Ireland to America. In between all the music, Mike shares a story about the indignity—and joy—of choosing a Dad suit. 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. 



Professional Grade Absent-Mindedness

An entire chapter in this book is based on my absent-mindedness (the one about forgetting the van has become a favorite at parties) as it relates to the 16th-century French philosopher Montaigne. Were he alive today, I’d love to tell him this one: Yesterday I stood in front of our Post Office box and became frustrated when it wouldn’t open, no matter how many times I clicked the car key fob.