I finally understand why people talk about the weather

I believe writer’s block is an affectation suffered only by published authors obsessed with outdoing the positive notices from their successful novel. So, I’m definitely not going to blame my lack of stacked paragraphs on this blog to writer’s block. I’d say it’s more a case of topic block. The worst sin a columnist canContinue reading “I finally understand why people talk about the weather”

May my indignities bring you amusement on a Monday

The new semester started roughly for the old newsman. Surgeons cut torn cartridge out of his left knee 10 days before the first day of school. He thought that would be enough time for him to recover before traversing campus with his cane. He was wrong. After two days, his leg hurt so badly heContinue reading “May my indignities bring you amusement on a Monday”

Juicy details of surgery gone exactly as planned

My friend Mimi pulled her SUV up to the emergency room doors at Iowa Lutheran Hospital early Friday morning. The first thought I had: “My mother died here.” That was as grim as my thoughts got on the day that I had arthroscopic knee surgery to fix a torn meniscus in my left knee. TheContinue reading “Juicy details of surgery gone exactly as planned”