The book, a collection of my favorite Duluth News Tribune and Duluth Herald columns, is coming together. If all goes well, this book will be out in November in time for the Holidays. A local publishing house, X-Communication, will publish the book, Cooler Near the Lake.
The column, Cooler Near the Lake, originally ran on June 3, 1979. It's been re-printed and copies sent across the nation to friends and relatives originally from our area, according to readers of the column who continue to ask me for copies. Of course, all of us living near Lake Superior tune in to the weather forecasters' "cooler near the lake" disclaimer when they give our local forecast. It seemed appropriate for the book title as most of my writing centers on slices of life here in the Northland.
I am going through years of columns to pare down those columns to be used in the book. If you have a favorite column, you can post here or e-mail me to cast your vote. It's a daunting job and your help would be appreciated!
In the meantime, keep a lookout for my new column to appear monthly in the classy new Duluth Superior Magazine (www.duluthsuperiormagazine.com). My first DSM column will appear in the September edition.