Researching Story Ideas

Sawbill Lake BWCAW

BWCAW For writers, researching story ideas comes with the territory. If you want to write “authentic,” you need to experience a place. Sight, smell, sound, taste, feel. Sensations make the difference between mundane and “being there in the moment.” I’ve Continue reading Researching Story Ideas

Straight River Book Tour Resumes After a Hiatus

My Straight River Book Tour has exceeded my expectations and has kept me busy almost weekly since March with signings and other events. I’ve had a much-appreciated restful, yet productive break of five weeks. I’m mainly working on the outline Continue reading Straight River Book Tour Resumes After a Hiatus

Next Stop on Straight River Book Tour, Updated Schedule

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The Straight River Book Tour continues. For the next stop on the Straight River Book Tour, I hope to see you all at a celebration called Mainstreet Day. It’s a large, festive, small-town street fair in Hopkins on Saturday, May Continue reading Next Stop on Straight River Book Tour, Updated Schedule

The Four Cornerstones of a Neo Renaissance Life

We all strive for some sort of balance in our lives, but do we ever find time in our busy days to think about what sort of balance we need or want? Most people would say they want a balance Continue reading The Four Cornerstones of a Neo Renaissance Life

My surprising wife

I’ve been married for 32 years. Pretty long by today’s standards, and likely to get much longer. I thought I knew my wife well, since we met in high school during our senior year, then dated for 4 years after Continue reading My surprising wife

Passing the Wilderness Torch

I had the great pleasure of paying back my father in a very small way for something he did for me almost 45 years ago. The payback was a weekend canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW, Continue reading Passing the Wilderness Torch