The title of this blog is taken from a book of short stories called Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. A character named George Willard appears throughout the book, often by virtue of his work at a newspaper called, of course, The Winesburg Eagle. Winesburg, Ohio was one of The Books that turned me on to great literature and I’ve read it more or less annually since it was first assigned to me my sophomore year of college.
The purpose of this blog is primarily to give me an outlet for writing about things that matter to me and to keep my writing chops in shape when my schedule prevents me from sitting down and trying to pound out some decent fiction, so you’re usually seeing a first draft. And though I typically get my lovely wife to proofread, there will be typos. I’ll fix the ones I find.