Entries by TomW

Gawd & Gawf!

Do you know people who love (or at least are very interested in) the competing religions that center around golf AND God?

Presentation on Cuba to SLU

Here is Tom Warren presenting a talk on Cuba to the Beloit Society for Learning Unlimited (SLU) in the fall of 2015.

Where is our beach?

Not totally gone. During spring and summer we have made five or six trips to the cabin (Read: lake) and each time north I have been accompanied by the anxiety of experiencing no beach when we get there. My expectations have been so pessimistic that almost every time upon arrival I have been mildly encouraged: there is some sand […]

Lake Superior worries

Whenever I talk to my California friends these days the conversation easily moves toward the drought there.  It is serious and I hope it ends soon.  Predictably, I say to them “I wish we could send some of our Lake Superior water to you.”  Sigh.  Yes.  Again this year the lake is up – seven inches […]

Tourists to Cuba

My wife, Mim, and I are still energized by our January, 2015,  trip to Cuba.  We had signed up via Road Scholar early in 2014 and throughout the summer and fall eagerly awaited the mid-winter time when we would head south.  Then came December 17, 2014, when Presidents Obama and Castro announced their intentions to improve […]

Purchasing my newest book

My latest book Discovering Beloit: Stories Too Good to be True? can be purchased in Beloit, Wisconsin, at Turtle Creek Book Store (a Barnes & Noble affiliated operation) and at Visit Beloit.  On line it is available via Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iUniverse.  Just type in the title. I also have some copies of my […]

Discovering Beloit, the novel. It’s out.

  Discovering Beloit: Stories Too Good to be True? A novel by Tom Warren This tale takes place a few years into the future. It features a Beloit, Wisconsin, high school journalism teacher and his class. He is frustrated by the disappearance of investigative journalism that has accompanied the decline of traditional newspapers. They call […]

Books I am reading.

Here are some recent books that have interested me enough to mention them to you: The Catcher in the Rye.  Yes.  The recent PBS  special on Salinger hooked me, so I bought the book by the same name (co-authored by David Shields and Shane Salerno) along with a new copy of Catcher.  I want to give […]

Looking back … WAAAAY back

Here’s a sizable chunk of our annual holiday letter for 2013.   This year it’s easy for us to mix personal highlights with those acted out on a larger stage:   Two thousand thirteen has been a noteworthy year for us highlighted by our fiftieth  wedding anniversary celebration, a delightful gathering with much of Mim’s […]

Discovering Beloit

Update on Discovering Beloit: Stories Too Good to be True? I’m inching along.   Each sentence is a little challenge, and these days I’m eliminating or shortening many of them. I share the latest drafts with readers, and they respond.  Always with meaningful advice or corrections.  I incorporate much of it, but the main task […]