Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Boys With Bats

I'm working on a speech, about baseball and writing (the oldest sports writing cliche in the book!) for tomorrow. It got me thinking about his old video of my uncle and my dad and the place where I grew up, Stark Baseball Diamond.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Fasching in New Ulm

Mitchell, Phillip, Gordon, and I met my sister Natalie in New Ulm for Fasching at Turner Hall. Fasching is a celebration before Lent begins. Lent, of course, is a period of sacrifice and waiting before Easter. Easter varies according to whom you ask. Ha!

just some folks at a table.
famous band. very famous. seriously.
gordie and an apple strudel.
natalie and a bloody mary. 

natalie, the mayor of new ulm, me. 

gordie and a hottie in a dirndl. why don't i own one of these?

me and phillip.
two men in lederhosen and a priest walk into a bar...
great hats. 

narren.
princess.
beer hall.
sweet natalie.
more narren.
a cow narren.
gordie brought his own drumstick. you never know when you might need one. 


mitchell dancing with this narren.

big son. little son.
mayor busselman plays the trumpet. and the drums. 

ein prosit! spring's right around the corner.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Reading at Arts Center of St. Peter

I read last night in St. Peter with National Book finalist, Matt Rasmussen. We also welcomed Ann Fee into her new position as Executive Director of the Arts Center. Later, The Porchlights entertained late into the evening. 
Ann Fee
Matt Rasmussen


Smiling at people in the balcony



Nate and Mandy.
The Porchlights: Jason, Nate, Mandy, and Travis.