Telling Your Story Workshop Recap with Jerry Apps

My wife and I attended a writing workshop led by Wisconsin author Jerry Apps this past weekend.  The focus of the workshop was for attendees to revisit their personal history and learn how to turn those memories into a working document.  Jerry said we wouldn’t be covering the publishing end of things – and he…

Ice Fishing Memories with Dad

Dad could hardly wait for the lakes to freeze enough for him to go ice fishing. You could have sworn he was part or all Eskimo because he loved the cold and never wore a hat to cover his ears. He had extra-large and tough hands, most likely from doing concrete work in summer months.  He…

My 2017 Preview

First and foremost, thank you for your support in 2016! I appreciate the kind words and shares of anything I’ve posted here.  And the support of my work-in-progress Milwaukee Brewers book has been amazing. With that being said, here’s what I’m planning with the blog and book for 2017… Right now I have a story…

Meeting Pete Townshend – Part II

If you missed Part I last week, here’s a quick link. And now, Part II… Caught back up with the gang at their hotel around 9:45 and we were on the road to the Windy City at 10:25.  I flittered between conversation, listening to cell phone calls (wishing I could make a few myself but…

Meeting Pete Townshend

The following is something I wrote for an internet chat group that focuses on The Who.  It was originally five separate pieces.  I have edited these from their original state, taking out friend’s names and removing language that only the chat group would understand.  This is now one complete story that I’ll post in two…