Neat, humbling, unexpected, and fitting: students using my writing in forensics competitions. Fitting because when my 7th grade English teacher introduced me to forensics she gave me survival tools I didn’t know I’d need in “real life.” I know with all the goofball public yammering I do some folks don’t believe it, but I am…View post
Blasted out some Tweets about writing and small towns last night. They are Storified here. [View the story “Small Town, Big Words” on Storify]
How wonderful and humbling this is. My hometown high school arranged to have a case (made of 100-year-old barn wood) placed in the commons, then filled it with with my books and CDs. Wherever I’m standing when I say it, I am grateful to be of and from New Auburn, Wisconsin. I see they left a…View post
In one of those stretches where at the base of it all I’m glad I was raised up to just put the boots on and get to work, Nobbern-style.
It was my recent honor to be present for an event in my hometown of New Auburn, Wisconsin, to honor Chief Ernie Sylvester (below, center, in shorts), retiring after 40 years of service to the village and surrounding environs. It was my privilege to serve 12 years beside the Chief and my other neighbors.