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Chalking Back

24 Sep 2016

When I arrived Augustana College, in Rock Island, Illinois, on Tuesday to speak on academic freedom, the campus was a bit abuzz because of some controversial “chalking.” Overnight, someone had written pro-Trump slogans on many of the campus sidewalks.


Coming In from the Cold

11 May 2016

"It was only when Galileo’s Middle Finger came out that the mix of the two lives was revealed, and so the gig was up. The nice lady at the drycleaners no longer wondered if the fancy clothes I was bringing in belonged to another woman who just happened to be my size."

Some thoughts in conjunction with Galileo's Middle Finger receiving the 2016 Adult Non-Fiction Book Award from the Society for Midland Authors.