Tag Archives: @coachhays64

January 28

H.O.R.S.E. and Diversity by Mike Hays

“You write in order to change the world … if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.” ― James Baldwin This past October, I attended a lecture on diversity by Christopher Myers at the university where I work. It was enlightening. He triggered an examination of how I […]

March 29

A Thief and a Liar: Ten Short Stories for Young Male Wanna-Be Readers by Mike Hays

Back in 1980, in a public high school in Kansas City, Kansas, a young football lineman, a junior at the school, took a semester course called Short Story.  The young man took this course either because he was incredibly interested in literature, OR, it sounded like an easy class to take (You know, a SHORT […]

Library Love by Mike Hays

Don’t you just love libraries? I know, dumb question for the Nerdy Book Club nation, but don’t you? I am a fan of the library, especially my local library, the Clay Center (KS) Carnegie Library. I fondly remember my branch library in my childhood hometown of Kansas City, Kansas. I remember the smell, the quiet, […]

A Nerdy Boy

I must come clean. I get a little envious of the Nerdy Book Club Reading Life posts which fondly recall in beautiful, vivid detail the reading of books at a very young age. I wish I had that memory, but I don’t. Don’t get me wrong, I love books and I love stories, but I […]