I'm often asked why I spend so much time speaking and writing, and my answer is always the same. I want to make a difference. And besides that, I love what I do. I get to meet new people (some in person and some online), see new places, taste new foods, and learn new things. And that, my friends, is what I believe retirement should be — making a difference and doing what you enjoy. I plan to ride this merry-go-round for a few more years, and perhaps one day I'll look out in the audience and see you. I hope so.
Following is a partial list of my scheduled speaking appearances. If you live near one of these locations and would like more information, just hit the Contact link and tell me how I can help. And if you attend one of these functions, please seek me out and introduce yourself. I'd love to meet you face-to-face.
Spirit Lake, Iowa: Village West Resort. "Literacy Potpourri" workshop. June 12-13, 2012.
Sioux City, Iowa: Country Inn & Suites. "Literacy Potpourri" workshop. June 14-15, 2012.
Coralville, Iowa: Country Inn & Suites. "Literacy Potpourri" workshop. June 18-19, 2012.
Decorah, Iowa: Middle School. "Literacy Potpourri" workshop. June 20-21, 2012.
Council Bluffs, Iowa: Country Inn & Suites. "Literacy Potpourri" workshop. June 25, 2012.
Ames, Iowa: Iowa Reading Conference. Iowa State University - Scheman Building. June 26-27, 2012.
Rapid City, S. Dakota: South Dakota Reading Association 2012 Conference. Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center. July 19-21, 2012.
Onalaska, Wisconsin: Washburn Reading Academy. July 23-27, 2012.
Fennimore, Wisconsin: CESA 3 building. "Books & Websites That Make A Difference." July 30-31, 2012.