Fifty dollars was nothing to sneeze at in 1976. And to a 7-year-old newspaper boy used to spending nickels and dimes on Nu-Grape sodas and Marathon candy bars, it was an almost unfathomable amount. It was so much, in fact, that I didn’t dare keep it when I found the $50 bill in a gravel … Continue reading Extra! Extra!
Got a shoutout in Bob Lind’s “Neighbors” column in yesterday’s issue of the local paper, The Forum, Fargo. The column references a story I wrote back in 2001 (the Lind column was off by a couple of years) for NDSU Magazine about the night a North Dakota Agricultural College extension agent and his friend from South Dakota State College recorded Duke Ellington … Continue reading Bob Lind Shoutout – Ellington Story
I submitted “Extra! Extra!” (see earlier post on this blog) to Country Extra magazine, which was soliciting personal, small-town stories featuring acts of kindness. The magazine’s editors shortened the piece considerably and printed it in the November/December issue. I received my copy in the mail last week, along with my free, full-size dinner triangle. Ah, yes, freelance writing will … Continue reading Extra! Extra! Part II