The ‘Pump Boy’ and the ‘Paperboy’ Show Their Stuff

The ‘Pump Boy’ and the ‘Paperboy’ Show Their Stuff

For more than a year, Jim Wann and I have been hard at work on a show that we hope one day will emerge for everyone to enjoy. We gave a special group a sneak peek this week and the reaction excited both of us. Jim Wann, if you don't know the name already, created and...

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My Writing Dog Turns 12 Years Old Today

My Writing Dog Turns 12 Years Old Today

I didn't know I needed a writing dog. I didn't ask for one, but I got a good one. Willie is our white boxer whom I rescued a few weeks after he was born on Jan. 25, 2006. He came from an "accidental" litter of eight. I got him to keep me company as we were...

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Some of Our Heroes Also Can Be Most Valuable Players

Some of Our Heroes Also Can Be Most Valuable Players

George Springer is a person who stutters, but that doesn't define him. Lately, his most defining characteristic is his home-run swing for the World Champion Houston Astros. Springer rocketed five balls out of the park in the series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was...

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A ‘Skype-Eye’ View of All That’s Good in the Classrooms

A ‘Skype-Eye’ View of All That’s Good in the Classrooms

This was a good week for PAPERBOY video chats with schools in three states. I was fortunate to spend an hour with students in Louisville, Kentucky; Greenfield, Tennessee; and Frankfort, Illinois. The depth of questions by the students always amazes me. A student at...

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The Intricate and Little-Practiced Art of Zen Fishing

The Intricate and Little-Practiced Art of Zen Fishing

NOTE: While this blog normally deals with books,  writing and other ethereal matters,  I retain the right to violate those restrictions occasionally. However, this post is sort of about writing. Kinda. Maybe. Going fishing always seems like such a good idea. Taking to...

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