The quiet time of year……

We have reached the quiet time of the year. Lake Tomah has frozen over, the trees are bare, and the songbirds have fled Wisconsin for warmer climes south.  The Advent season has begun, Christmas tree lights are alit all over Tomah, the countryside is blanketed with 3 inches of fresh snow.

Ann and I have been out on the circuit, signing both our newest science book Ask A Science Teacher and a book out in late September Seneca Seasons: A Farm Boy Remembers. We ordered another 96, the fifth such shipment. They come 24 in a box, so we order four boxes at a time. Also, ordered another 50 science books.

We took a bunch down to Johnson’s One Stop Shopping Center in Seneca. You know their motto “if we don’t have it, you don’t need it”. Artie Johnson and wife Deb, a former student of mine in Tomah and a very bright young lady, have graciously agreed to sell both books at their store.

We have presentations coming up at Barnes and Noble at West Towne Mall in Madison on Dec 6, Elroy Public Library on Dec 10, Mauston Public Library on Dec 18.

We have television interviews with WEAU in Eau Claire and WXOW in La Crosse in mid December.

Life is good and good health is truly a blessing. Ran a 5K race last night, the Tomah’s first annual Santa Run leaving from Gillett Park and moving onto dark icy pathways. Took me 37 minutes to run it, about the speed of a fast walk! Substitute bus driving a few times this week.

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