I have recently taken a break from the “CLODDY” project. I started this project Labor Day of 2012 with the interviews of former USD basketball players Roger Nelson and Ken Mizerney – both members of the 1958 National Championship team. I then spent a couple of days in the USD library researching from Volante (USD student newspaper) microfilm beginning in 1949 thru 1967.

I have worked on this biography for about 18 months now. My goal is to get the book to the printer by September of 2015 and published in October of 2015 as the college basketball season heats up. The timing will also coincide with the holiday season.

My "saddle" at a nearby library.

My “saddle” at a nearby library.

After a needed break, I am back in the saddle with renewed enthusiasm. The book will contain 15-18 chapters along with a preface and epilogue. I like the way it’s shaping up and excited to complete it. I have the substance which I believe will make for a good story. I will also need to add to it a readable style with a little help from my friends.

I will be returning to South Dakota in a couple of weeks to complete my interviews and research for chapters one to three. Looking forward to this as each interview adds some fresh material to the story.

As a note, my father’s birthday is July 17. I miss him, but it’s been a joy writing “CLODDY.”.

Thanks for your interest.


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