COVID – 19 and the resultant social isolation has impacted all of us with ripple effects on business and personal lives. Shepherd Express is an Indie Press located in Milwaukee; it’s a free weekly newspaper dependent mostly on advertising revenues from local restaurants, bars, concerts. etc. When that revenue stream disappeared, they were forced to retrench to an online format. They deserve our support.
One of my stories appeared online last year and several more were slated for this year. I am now hoping a cooperative effort will provide you with stories to read in the safe comfort of your homes and to prod a donation to the Shepherd Express to sustain them in these tough times. To help, please click on https://shepherdexpress.com/support.
Both the Shepherd Express and I would love to hear from you. Please use the contact forms on our respective websites.
1. “Tomorrow’s Heir.” A story of what could happen when the ultra-rich really put themselves first, last, and always. Click to read. (560 words)
2. The number of anti-semitic incidents has increased dramatically world-wide over the last year. It is up by 40% in the USA. "A Turn at Bat" is a story of what can happen when kindness and inclusiveness are lacking. If you wish, wait another week for a fun story, otherwise, click to read. (1011 words)
Here are two stories as a bonus for Memorial Day. I think they are fun. Please let me know what you think. 3. "Slugger" has deeper meaning as a doctor ends up in Hayward, WI, home of the big Walleye Museum. Click to read (801 words). Check out Hayward online to see the museum.
4. "W's and a curved Bat" shows how we still can find ways to improve things, perhaps even our national pastime once COVID is gone. Click to read (923 words).