Here is a bit about the author and the blog. 

I am a writer of narrative nonfiction specializing in memoir, essays, humor, and commentary. My writing is influenced by growing-up years as a Tennessee farm boy and, while unimaginable in my youth, the path my life has taken in the decades since. I live in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona.  My tragicomic life story, Cold Turkey at Nine: The Memoir of a Problem Child, is available through your local retail bookstore, or AmazonBarnes & Noble, and other online booksellers in e-book, paperback, or hardcover formats. I hope you will get a copy and tell your family and friends about it!

Cold Turkey at Nine on the BookPeople bestsellers table, between Larry McMurtry and God, Austin, Texas.

Cold Turkey at Nine on the BookPeople bestsellers table, between Larry McMurtry and God, Austin, Texas.

My academic career was at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ohio State University, and the University of Georgia. A little more detail may be viewed here.  I retired from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as professor emeritus and former department head. 

My blog is intended to entertain, inform, and maybe inspire a dialog now and then. Since its inception in April 2011, about 175 posts are published here so far. 
Now underway with writing my second nonfiction book, I will post something new here less frequently. Previous posts will be revised as needed to keep them in tune with new developments. I will continue to post them on social media sites such as my Facebook author page, Twitter, and Google+
I’m grateful to the thousands who follow this blog and to those who post comments on my stories. I am deeply indebted to readers. 
You are invited to click on the “Follow Blog” button in the upper right corner of your screen for e-mail notices of new posts. The price is right–it’s free!
More to come!