A Mailman in Time

A Mailman in Time

Lifelong events sometimes hinge on fortuitous circumstances. I’d just pulled away from the curb, beginning my drive to the airport, when the mailman waved me down and handed me a letter—a letter that would change my life forever. I was preparing to fly to St. Paul,...
Marijuana? I Barely Knew Ye

Marijuana? I Barely Knew Ye

There I was, digging a hole in the middle of my backyard under a cloud-darkened sky. I’d sometimes go out in the dark after a rain to catch night crawlers, but I wasn’t searching for night crawlers that night. I was on a more dubious mission. It began innocently...
Living with LDS

Living with LDS

I’ve always been more impressed by what people do than by what they say. I believe that people’s actions reveal their true character. I only knew two Latter-Day Saints (LDS, often called Mormons) before living in Utah for two years while completing my doctorate...
Misunderstanding Pig Latin

Misunderstanding Pig Latin

When the troops returned home from the war in 1946, a new language flooded our valley. They called it Pig Latin. The older boys at Middlebury Country School learned it, and to my dismay, used it when we younger students were around. I was an eight-year-old...
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When a sibling unexpectedly inherits his grandfather’s dairy farm, Will O’Shaughnessy turns to selling Fords in rural, pre-World War I southwestern Wisconsin.

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