Tag: new auburn

Forensics Flashback

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

Hanging Around My Hometown

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

Forty Years of Service

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.