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When 1/8 Should Equal 1/3

In the mind of an eight-year-old kid, the eight-hour trip from Hudson, Iowa to Herbster, Wisconsin had three divisions. First lap, one hour north to Aunt Hattie’s at New Hampton. Second stop, Spooner, Wisconsin, where rolling farm fields yielded to the flat north woods. Third, that agonizing last stretch to grand Lake Superior—at last. As … Continue reading When 1/8 Should Equal 1/3

It Gets Better

I wrote this piece this morning, after writing stories about two friendships in my youth, both of which should/ could have been young lovers. But they weren’t. In those years, I lived in a closet—closed tight with not even a door to open and escape my own prison. // It will become a repeated tenor … Continue reading It Gets Better


How to remember twenty years—9/11/21… My final draft of An American in Palestine is in the hands of Saqib Arshad, my best-in-the-world formatting pro. If everything goes according to plan, I will self-publish on Amazon and Kindle on September 11. “Why 9/11?” My friend Nikki asked me a couple days ago. “I don’t get the … Continue reading 9/11/2021

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