News, May 2021: It’s Here! And My Heart is Full
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News, May 2021: It’s Here! And My Heart is Full

A Private Wilderness: The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson arrived at the University of Minnesota Press warehouse earlier this week, and my editor immediately rushed…

What’s in a Name? For Writers, More Than You’d Imagine

What’s in a Name? For Writers, More Than You’d Imagine

All I could do was laugh. I cannot for the life of me sign my own name in a consistent manner. My signatures are like snowflakes: no two are the same.

My Most Devious Assignment for College Students

My Most Devious Assignment for College Students

The assignment sounded so simple: just spend twenty minutes alone in silence, and then write about it. But for many, it was terrifying.

News, April 2021

News, April 2021

This month feels like a pause as I wait for the June 1 publication of A Private Wilderness. I was amused several weeks ago when…

Sigurd Olson at Dachau and Nuremberg

Sigurd Olson at Dachau and Nuremberg

In March 1946 Sigurd Olson witnessed scenes in war-torn Germany so disturbing he would have occasional nightmares for the rest of his life. He had…

News, March 2021
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News, March 2021

The first article about my forthcoming book A Private Wilderness is now online. I was really glad to see that, out of all the possible…

Book News, February 2021

Book News, February 2021

The 74 photos spread throughout A Private Wilderness, will add greatly to the book’s interest. It will come out in June.

Morning Hike “at” Lake Louise

Morning Hike “at” Lake Louise

This morning I hiked from the Chateau Lake Louise to the tea house on tiny Lake Agnes.

The Goodreads War

The Goodreads War

The Goodreads War isn’t a controversial one. Pretty much everyone who enters is on the same side. Yesterday, I entered the fray.

The Raven Feather

The Raven Feather

A raven feather lies on the top of the desk in my writing room. Another one stretches across a display on the table where I…