Tag: Off Main Street

From the Little Writing Room Over the Garage: Mike Reads “Joining the Convoy”

From that time I hitched a ride from Waupun to Reno with truckers. From “Off Main Street,” 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…View post

From the Little Writing Room Over the Garage: Mike Reads “Big Things” intro

Man, they killed Big Boy. From the book “Off Main Street,” available here, and referencing the title of this mini-book, available in paper and eBook format 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…View post

The Blighted Trumpet

This was my father’s trumpet. It’s beat, bent, and busted. But I just blew it here in Pine Hollow Studios so we could put some distant notes behind a song. Long time ago, in the essay “Scarlet Ribbons,” I wrote about how Dad’s trumpet playing altered the course of my life. After five minutes in…View post

Off Main Street

While signing books during recent Long Beds events, I had several people ask me about the book Off Main Street. It was published between Population 485 and Truck: A Love Story, and like the quiet kid in a big family, sometimes gets lost over there in the corner–and yet if it wasn’t for Off Main Street, those other books wouldn’t…View post