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"So you're a writer?" she stated more than asked.
"Yes, I guess I've been doing this for going on 23 years," I answered.
"How come I haven't read any of your stuff?"
"Hum, you might have seen my technology articles. I had a press release practically reprinted in the newspaper last
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Here is On the Path From Small to Large.
300 square feet.
Enough room to sit.
And maybe spin all around.
The size of a gingerbread doghouse.
If the dog was a small mastiff.
A big dog with a very large appetite.
With no place to store the dog food bags.
The minimalists say we all could stand to slim down.
That our mega mansions, stuff, and stacks of books signify waste.
But the very thought of living in a one-room cabin scares me.
Like Thoreau living in an urban forest with no solitude or private pond.
The stacks of books, hand selected, some with gold leaf edges are precious friends.
Even if they spill off the shelves and pile up in towers on the floor.
“You’re a hoarder,” say visitors who look down in disdain at my collection of wordy excess.
And although I attempt to purge, sort, and reduce the pages, it is hard to part company.
They all contain dreams, fantastic journeys, ginormous thoughts, hidden truths, ineffable fruit, obsolete wisdom, scientific hypotheses, and farce.
Put them on a Kindle, they say, yet most are out-of-print, esoteric, or hand-me-down treasures.
Which makes it all the more difficult to release them to a better place, a Goodwill, or a book sale.
So they stand stacked like beleaguered sentries circled in spindly towers keeping silent watch over words cluttering the floor.
They wait and watch with dread wondering when they will be released into the world and set free.
Each knows I haven’t the courage to sort, pick, or drop any of them into a box.
A certain belief none of them will be downsized to shoehorn them into a tiny house.
Or are they mistaken to express this joyful expectation that they are so highly regarded?
Unfortunately some must be labeled, screened, and stacked for certain delivery to the curb.
The house must shrink from 3,500 to 1,700 squares, albeit not a one-room schoolhouse.
It is still smaller than the library where the sentries now stand guard.
The childhood adventures remain and the college texts with inspired margin notes.
Each is carefully stacked next to the poems and dime-store mysteries.
The free classics will find a home electronic and portable.
Words stacked neatly alphabetical in my virtual library.
I will sneak in some Steinbeck or Holmes.
The rest will be donated for free.
To give others pleasure or pain.
The words will worm inward.
To plant a seed.
An inspirational spark.
- Supreme Court of Nevada/Nevada Foreclosure Mediation ProgramQuality Assurance Manager, 2010 - presentQuality Assurance Manger, Communication Planning, and Customer Service.
- Clark County CourtsCourt Information Officer, 2001 - 2010First Court Public Information Officer in Las Vegas. Coordinated logistics for high profile trials, such as State v. OJ Simpson. Responsible for media outreach, public relations, customer service, and internal communication. Developed social media strategies and redesigned court website.
- Texas Tech UniversityAssociate Director/News and Publications, 1992 - 2001Communications manager and public relations.
- KCBDReporter/Anchor, 1990 - 1992
- KLBKAnchor/News Director, 1988 - 1990
- KMVTAnchor/Reporter, 1986 - 1988
A public relations strategist and writer, Michael S. Sommermeyer currently serves as a Public Information Officer for the Nevada Supreme Court and the Nevada Court of Appeals. He is responsible for program management, customer service, and public outreach planning.
Previously Mr. Sommermeyer served as the Court Information Officer for the Clark County Courts (Eighth Judicial District Court and Las Vegas Township Justice Court) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sommermeyer is a news anchor turned public relations professional who left television after stints as a reporter, anchor and news director in Texas, Idaho, and Utah. He transitioned into university public relations in 1992 by joining Texas Tech University as a science writer, communicating science research for the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural Sciences.
- Brigham Young UniversityBroadcast Journalism, 1982 - 1986
- Bishop Union High School1979 - 1982
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