The Dark Ages of My Youth

and Times More Recent

by Ward Degler



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/15/2011

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 428
ISBN : 9781462019984
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 428
ISBN : 9781462019991
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 428
ISBN : 9781462020003

About the Book

When Ward Degler graduated from journalism school, his mother speculated he would become a world-famous war correspondent or, at the very least, editor-in-chief of an influential newspaper. He did neither. Instead, he became a columnist, giving him the opportunity to write about subjects that interested him while avoiding everything that didn’t.

In The Dark Ages of My Youth, Degler shares a selected collection of the weekly columns written for the Times Sentinel in Zionsville, Indiana, from 1993 to 2010. The essays explore the way things were, where we’ve been, and where we are going. He reveals the challenges of an eight-year building project that was supposed to be completed in three months. He narrates his bafflement in dealing with the world’s most headstrong dog. With humor, he details the foibles and dilemmas of everyday living. And, he profiles the special people who have altered and enriched his life.

From the simple to the complex, from the sublime to the silly, The Dark Ages of My Youth takes a charming walk through both the past and present.

About the Author

Ward Degler earned a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and worked for a daily newspaper and the Associated Press before joining the private sector. A veteran of both the US Army and US Navy, he wrote a weekly column for sixteen years for the Times Sentinel in Zionsville, Indiana. Degler lives with his wife, Jeanne, in Zionsville.