“Growing Up in Amery”: NOW Available on Amazon
Amery stories are out on Amazon, and the book only costs a buck. The stories are from my childhood, someRead more.
The Guy in the Song Who Drove Through Phoenix
The song about Phoenix was minimal, the implications many, and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” was a GlenRead more.
A History Class Reading Nostalgia by Candlelight
Nostalgia was a popular topics in history class. When students came back to talk to me after years away fromRead more.
It Began with a Manual Typewriter
My first typewriter was a treasure and an ally. When I first attended college at UW Superior after graduating fromRead more.
Variations on a Hug
Hugs vary depending on the setting. In wishing well to a waitress who just survived a bout with cancer, aRead more.
Remember When You Had This Kind of Energy?
Energy. When we were kids it was endless. My memory of running full speed in the pasture over the wellRead more.
Desserts Always Topped Off Our Meals
Desserts? Always. Growing up in a not so wealthy home and family, Mom made sure we had dessert to lookRead more.
Dear Morgan, It’s Grandma Bonnie
From Grandma Haller. Oh, Morgan, I just love it when you send an email and tell me what’s going onRead more.
Brenda, the Good Shepherd in Western Wisconsin
From a modern sheep herder: “People think I’m crazy, but I don’t care.” April can be a busy month forRead more.
Pea Shooter Wakes Up Workers: true history
Peashooter as a job. Waking up shift workers in industrial England became a profession, a way to earn money. UsingRead more.