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Tom Janikowski
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Attended University Of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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Michael Nitrous Eats a Fortune Cookie
 (This is a little teaser from the first chapter of my "soon-to-be- self -published-because-I-don't-make-enough-money-for-certain-publishers" book, Fiberglass Clown Head Symphony .  Look for it at a fine bookseller near you.  Actually, don't look for it at ...
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Casey's First Cigarette
(A portion of chapter 6 from my novel-in-progress Casey and the Paper ) We stood there against the
stone wall, smoking and looking at the Puget Sound. It was nice. I
was enjoying myself. If this was the afterlife, I thought, it might
not be so bad. My h...
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Hear the Drumming, Again.
If you remember the night that the
church bells rang, you likely remember a simpler time. You likely
remember an age of lies and tension; of disco and eight-track tapes. If you remember that time as a child,
you might remember the smell of those red Swedis...
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Abiding Oak
“I cannot say how bad it hurts not to have you anymore” (could anyone make more plaintive of a cry?) (no, probably not) days return like a typewriter carriage each waiting for the bell; waiting for the bell to ring out “I miss you”
“I cannot say how bad it hurts not to have you anymore” (could anyone make more plaintive of a cry?) (no, probably not) days return like a typewriter carriage each waiting for the bell; waiting for the bell to ring out “I mis...
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Pantheon
I
stooped down to look at the tiny little spoon-made ringer that Johnny
was offering to me, at first thinking that it was not worth my time. “ Check
out da' lil' spoon-made ringy-dingy thing!” he had called out as he
approached, walking down Kumquat Lane (a...
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Here is a dandy little review of The Crawford County Sketchbook from the good folks at Kirkus Reviews.  Please go and have a read...
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Casey's First Cigarette
We stood there against the
stone wall, smoking and looking at the Puget Sound. It was nice. I
was enjoying myself. If this was the afterlife, I thought, it might
not be so bad. My head got to swimming a little bit, so I slowed
down and took it easy on t...
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Casey's First Cigarette
(A portion of chapter 6 from my novel-in-progress Casey and the Paper ) We stood there against the
stone wall, smoking and looking at the Puget Sound. It was nice. I
was enjoying myself. If this was the afterlife, I thought, it might
not be so bad. My h...
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THE CRAWFORD COUTNY SKETCHBOOK Released!
 ORDER YOUR COPY OF  THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SKETCHBOOK Click here to order or  Call 800-621-2736 THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SKETCHBOOK #7  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S "Must List" 21 August 2015! At the news stand now!
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mountaintop
hey now does the world win in the spice of life race of grace for a two-bit shoe shine medal given for heroic kicks at a patch of earth beneath your feet? hey now if the world could win we'd never know what things above what things below and the spice of li...
hey now does the world win in the spice of life race of grace for a two-bit shoe shine medal given for heroic kicks at a patch of earth beneath your feet? hey now if the world could win we'd never know...
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Saturday Morning, Davenport Post Office
I told you your mother wouldn't like that - she wouldn't like it if you lied - lying about that dollar and a half - the money I wouldn't give you as I only wanted to buy you lunch. If you'd told me what you wanted was a dollar and a half for booze I might l...
I told you your mother wouldn't like that - she wouldn't like it if you lied - lying about that dollar and a half - the money I wouldn't give you as I only wanted to buy you lunch. If you'd told me what you wanted was a dolla...
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Upon the Fetching Tuna Boat
I
work on a fetching tuna boat. That is probably news to you, as so
few people work on fetching tuna boats these days, and when they do
they are reluctant to admit it. They usually keep the fetching tuna
boat stories to themselves. Oh,
the tuna boat is fe...
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Tom Andrews
Absolutely awesome location, and a knowledgeable staff. A fantastic bookstore.
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Jehovah jireh! A true temple of the Most High!
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Awesome! This man is the cactus king! I would never get my cacti from some other prick! When you are in Fond du Lac stop in and get a cactus!
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