Camps: Redemption, Tadmor, Baker, & Cousins

Camp Redemption

I have been reading Camp Redemption by Raymond Atkins. I met Raymond years ago at a book event in Canton, Georgia, where we were both panelists. We didn’t get much time to visit but it was clear that Raymond was a legend among his friends. After reading this romp of a tale, I understand why. [Read More...]

Homer Simpson’s Hometown meeting

Reading at the Benton County Library

    The girl with the gentle smile came up behind me, quietly, like a five-year old who knows not to interrupt when mommy is talking. I’d just finished a talk at City Hall in Springfield, Oregon. Yes. The very home of Homer Simpson. As far as I know none of the Simpsons were in [Read More...]

Redemption in Shoe Leather

Karly grafitti

I just got off the phone with a writer from the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. I’ve spoken to more journalists in the past week than I have in the past year. That’s good news because it means the press — the people who have to write these headlines stories that readers find too troubling to [Read More...]


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