Monthly Archives: April 2010

It’s Not Easy

Kim Johnson – It’s not easy to eat healthy. It’s not easy to exercise at least 30 minutes a day most days of the week. It’s not easy finding time to relax and de-stress. It’s not always easy to talk … Continue reading

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“Father Within”

4/4/10 Working on a piece about Rick Fobes ’72 and his piano-playing (must be on a piano theme this week), for the Spring 2010 WM, I remembered an essay by Scott Russell Sanders entitled “Father Within,” and a line that … Continue reading

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Werewolf? There Wolf, and Here Wolf

4/3/10 I love old werewolf movies. When I was a boy a pack of wolves padded around our living room when you turned off the light. A wolf lived under my bed. These are probably revelations best saved for my … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Friend

4/2/10 When we published a tribute from the Chicago Tribune to the late Dave Phelps ’58 in the Fall 2009 Wabash Magazine, I noticed that Mead Killion ’61 was mentioned in the piece. He had taken lessons from Dave, a … Continue reading

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The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog

4/1/10 So for my birthday this year my wife bought me the coolest present I’ve received in a long time—a1952 Smith-Corona manual typewriter. Just opening up the case and getting a whiff of the oil, the ribbon, whatever other smells … Continue reading

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