Writing Archive – World Series Essay

I believe this essay about baseball’s World Series was written early in high school.  I can tell because the Chicago Cubs still didn’t have lights in Wrigley Field!  Here’s a baseball flashback from the archives, complete with my grade and teacher’s remarks… Baseball fans wait impatiently for each October to arrive and bring along the…

Writing Archive – The Last Dinosaur

 I like to call my early stories “little kid writing.”  Ahhhh…those were the days.  I had yet to discover quotation marks so of course any conversations weren’t set off from the actual story.  This particular story ends pretty abruptly, and as far as I can can tell it was due to me running out of…

Brewers Inside and Out – Writing Archive

In the sixth grade we were given the assignment to create our own magazine.  I think I took the “write about what you know” thing to heart because I made my magazine content about the Milwaukee Brewers.  At least I thought I knew what I was talking about.  And as you can see below, Pete…

Writing Archive – Hamlet Essay

Going back to my Shakespeare high school class for this post.  I believe we were assigned to find a common theme throughout the play and write an essay about it. This is typed up as it was originally written, and includes commentary from my teacher: Hamlet’s Suicidal Tendencies Through his actions and words, Hamlet gives…

Writing Archive – The Talking Snowman

My dad’s 77th birthday would have been this coming Saturday.  In this story from childhood I cast him as a villain, and I can’t recall why I did that.   I suppose it added an extra layer in the fight between good and evil. I was probably a little young to understand that I basically wrote a…