My name is John Shoulberg. I live in Rock Hill, Mo., and work as an editor for a weekly trade magazine for the barge industry.
I turned 50 in 2009, and I’ve come to terms with the fact that I may have already lived more than a third of my life. I’ve been happily married for more than two decades, now with three sons, two dogs, one house and a lot of less-important stuff.
I spend a lot of time running, I dabble in writing, and I have been known to snap a photograph or two. You can find me on Facebook under the cleverly titled handle “John Shoulberg.” On Twitter, I’m jshoul.
About This Blog
I began this blog on Mardi Gras, 2010. The hope is that it will be an eclectic mix of writings about writing, running, politics, photography and other topics that may be of interest. It’s basically stories—nonfiction, but stories nonetheless—from my perspective in the middle of life and in the middle of America. I try to keep it fresh, with a wide variety of subject matter. At the same time, I’ll try to avoid the hit-and-run day-to-day minutia that you might find on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Your input into this blog is welcome and encouraged. If something here strikes your fancy, please leave a comment under the post. Likewise, if you have a suggestion of something for me to write about, or a complaint about something I’ve written, feel free to let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy it!
Please add to the conversation by leaving comments on blog posts: just click on “Leave a comment” at the bottom of each post. Posts that already have comments have “X comments” at the bottom; click on that link to see the conversation so far and add your input.
Right now, comments aren’t moderated before they are published. I hope to keep it that way. The non-moderation may have to change if spam or incivility take root here, but I doubt that will happen. Also, you won’t find objectionable language or subject matter in the posts; let’s keep it out of the comments as well, OK?
Thanks, and I look forward to the conversation.