Lake Superior Shore

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 […]

Cuba 2015 | Old Car

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 […]

Discovering Beloit | Thomas Franklin Warren

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 | Tom Warren

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 […]

The Catcher in the Rye | Recommendation

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 […]