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From the Little Writing Room Over the Garage: Mike reads “Baseball, Briefly”

This one goes out to my baseball-playing nephews. From the book “Roughneck Grace,” available here. NOTE: Since I began posting the daily “From the Little Writing Room Above the Garage” posts, I’ve been getting messages asking if there was a way to slide a couple bucks into the tip jar. The answer is yes, and…View post

From the Little Writing Room Over the Garage: Mike reads “Meet Montaigne”

Once I grabbed an electric pig fencer with my bare hands. Then I decided to write a goofy book about French philosophy. Not everybody dug it. But…* From the book “Montaigne in Barn Boots,” available in hardcover here, paperback here, and audiobook here. *…not since “Population 485” have I written a book for which I…View post

PBS Wisconsin Article “No Place Like Home”

Always nervous about doing interviews like this in times like these lest I give the wrong impression. I don’t have any red-hot takes or answers, I’m not always smiling like that, but it’s a chance to acknowledge so many of you out there doing the best you can, and so many going above and beyond.…View post

Facebook Stream Tonight

Tonight at 7 pm Central time, I’m going to try to live stream some songs and stories on Facebook for 45 minutes or so. A lot of this depends on the state of our “hinternet.” Here’s the link with more info. We’re all fighting a headwind these days. My first invitation is for us to…View post

From the Little Writing Room Over the Garage: Mike reads “Goose Weakness”

Goose down. From the book “Population 485,” available here. NOTE: Since I’ve been posting the daily “From the Little Writing Room Above the Garage” posts, I’ve been getting messages asking if there was a way to slide a couple bucks into the tip jar. The answer is yes, and in some instances I will post…View post