Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Road or the Scholar

I wrote this piece after Diane Hughes read her “Post Office Truck” story at a meeting of the First Monday, First Person salon earlier this year. How many of my generation were seized by a desire for a life of adventure on the open … Continue reading

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The word “potpourri” originated in the early 17th century, when it denoted a stew made of different kinds of meat. Today’s “True Stories Well Told” is a mixed meal of opportunities you might want to take advantage of. Over the … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains and Vertigo

By Jeremiah Cahill My wife picked me up at the station in Columbus, Wisconsin and the vertigo hit me shortly after we got home to Madison—a kind of dizziness or sense of motion. I‘d been on long-distance trains for three … Continue reading

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Let Your Writer Self Be With You

As I prepare for my “Write in Nature: A Day Away” retreat on January 28th, a line from the closing of Sheila’s essay (below) resonates with me. Sheila wrote, “I believe that when we are stuck, if we can adopt … Continue reading

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