I grew up listening to my mother talk about Horace Greeley High School, which she had attended in Chappaqua, New York. Greeley's birthday is Feb. 3, and I learned more about this journalist, editor, publisher and politician on The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Here's a good quote they included by Greeley: "Common sense is very uncommon." So true, Horace.
I love to play with words. To capture moments on the page. To explore the physical and spiritual geography of what I call "fly-over country." I write from imagination, observation and my own experience of wandering in fly-over country--the literal, physical spaces of my life on the Minnesota prairie and the inner territory of the soul.