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.
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.
Nothing like automatic voicemail transcription to get your hopes up.
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.