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Month: December 2011

Joachim Frick, Aug. 13, 1962-Dec. 16, 2011

Dear Auggie, I have never felt such loss, such grief. My friend and my brother Joachim Frick died on Friday. I cannot express how deeply this has affected me. The day has a little less light. The wind has a sharper sting. Joachim was one of my closest friends, if…

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When South Dakota and the beginning of a new era flow together

Zack, It’s been a good many years since you and I have spoken. I hope you are well. Through the miracle of the Internet, I’ve looked in on your career from time to time. From this side of the computer, it seems you have done well. My wish is that…

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Ten books by the age of seventy, if I don’t die first

Ally, I thought I’d send a little note. I’ve been sending all kinds of notes this weekend. I turned my second book over to my editor at the University of Nebraska Press on Thursday evening. That out of my hands for a while, I will get back deep into dissertation,…

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