Dear readers,
My columns are now running monthly in The Statesman rather than every other week, and   I’ll be focusing more now on Idahoans with interesting stories.
I could use your help with that. Idaho is home to lots of people with interesting stories, but finding them can be a challenge. If you know of someone who has had an interesting life, has an unusual occupation, pastime or tale to tell – or is maybe just a colorful Idaho character – I’d love to hear from you. Examples of people I’ve profiled in the past range from buckaroos, inventors, high-rise crane operators and others with uncommon lines of work to people with unusual hobbies or collections to a woman whose expensive dental work was paid for by a customer at the drive-up window where she works. Or, more recently, the subject of this month’s column – a man who overcame illness and depression by rekindling a passion for writing.
If you know of someone whose story you think would make interesting reading, please e-mail me at
Thanks and, as always, thanks for reading.