How Joan Didion Diagnosed the Hole in My Heart

By Austin Lammers My father grew up in a small town called Fordyce, Nebraska. Placed in Cedar County about 15 miles south of Yankton, South Dakota, this “village” (as Wikipedia calls it) of 139 people includes his childhood home, which touches the 200 acres of corn and soybeans my grandfather farmed annually. My father, Roger, was the oldest of the five Lammers children. Paul, Christine, … Continue reading How Joan Didion Diagnosed the Hole in My Heart

April Showers Bring Long May Hours

By Austin Lammers The last month of school before summer is the best time to observe students. The weather begins its transition from an Alaskan tundra to a Midwestern spring. The sun no longer creeps out of the sky at 4:30 but instead floats in the sea of blue for an additional three hours, tempting those of us with homework to put the pencil down … Continue reading April Showers Bring Long May Hours