How I Published Losing Tim Without Losing My Shirt (Barely)
In April 2014 I published a memoir called Losing Tim by literary legend Janet Burroway. What it took to get the book into the world is this: some money, an amazing manuscript, a lot of luck, and my mother on speed dial. Published in Twin Cities Business.
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Hubert Humphrey Calls Me to Service
Why I entered graduate school at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Published in Minnesota magazine.
Read the essay: Hubert and Me
Don’t You Forget About John Hughes
At the time I didn’t think John Hughes was given the credit he deserved for his body of work. He died a year later. Glad I wrote this when I did. Published on msnbc.com.
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The Perils of Watching Movies with My Mother
Films that you really don’t want to watch with your mother. Published on msbnc.com.
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Vince Vaughn: The Ultimate Movie Pal
An essay about the overlooked touchy-feely side of Vince Vaughn. Published on msnbc.com
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In Defense of Sylvester Stallone
Why Rocky still means so much to me so many years later (just the first movie – can’t say much about the other five). Published on msnbc.com.
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An Open Letter to Woody Allen
Assessing a once-great filmmaker. Published on msnbc.com.
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A Beautiful Mind
A piece I wrote about my father and his mysterious (to me) career. Published in Minnesota magazine.
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Fast-Paced Paul Wellstone
A remembrance of the senator. Published in Minnesota Law & Politics.
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A Boy On the Bus
I spent one legislative session in Minnesota in 1993 as a member of the Capitol Press Corps and I wrote about it for Minnesota Law & Politics.
Read the essay: I Was Ditched by Dee Long