Writing Archive – Saga of a Deranged Insomniac

I was a journalism junkie growing up and a member of my high school newspaper (The Viking Voice in Mount Horeb). A few years ago I located all the issues our journalism class created during my Junior and Senior year. I then typed up the articles I wrote for the Voice, of course not knowing what I would…

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…

Jerry Apps Author Event at Sequoya Library

This past Tuesday (11/29), my wife and I attended a book event presented by Wisconsin author Jerry Apps. His photographer son Steve also was part of the events, as he contributed to “Roshara Journal” – the latest book written by Jerry. Jerry joked that he usually keeps his blog posts to three or four paragraphs.…

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…

Let’s Start at the Beginning

I have been writing since being taught how to make the alphabet appear on paper. We had those huge sheets of lined paper that were meant to guide us to keep lines of text straight and what proper height of our letters should be across the page.  About a year ago, my Mom informed me that she…