Another mass shooting

I doubt I’ll make many friends or win any “atta’ boys” for this, but it’s what I’m thinking, so, as usual, I’ll write it out. I’m thinking about this shooting in Hesston, that sleepy little Mennonite town in Harvey County. A man armed with an AK-47 and a .40 caliber handgun seemingly snapped after being served with a protection from … Read more

Lesson plan

Tonight I sat in a room full of middle and high school students, where I was tasked with teaching them about creative writing. I had an idea more than a month ago about how I might approach this. That turned into an outline, and the outline turned into typed and printed notes, which then turned into the thing I was … Read more