About

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Greetings,
I live in Duluth Minnesota, near the big lake. Cresting the hill on Piedmont, I am never disappointed by St. Louis Bay, 1000 feet below. F16’s thunder skyward from the airbase like clockwork in the morning. Sunsets cap the day with critters in the side yard.

I have walked a varied path, born and raised a Roman Catholic, a Christian Brother  for four and half years at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota, a teacher/counselor and Licensed Psychologist.

As a psychologist, I started and managed a sexual abuse treatment program. I assessed and treated perpetrators and young victims of both sexual and physical abuse. My life work was devoted to working with kids.

I was an English teacher at the high school level and a guidance counselor for many years in a traditional and alternative school setting. Kids are fascinating. I wish I had another life to devote to working with very young children.

I have always loved reading, but creative writing was not part of my formal education. I have a monthly column in the Bemidji Pioneer’s Generations section, a blog post at http://www.douglewandowski.com/, and in the early 90’s was a commentator for KCRB, Minnesota Public Radio in Bemidji. I write now because it is a pleasure. While many aspects of writing are challenging, there are a lot of things about it that are just plain fun.

Feel free to contact me at lewandowskidoug@gmail.com.

6 Responses to About

  1. Gail says:

    So glad you are sharing with us. Thanks so much!

  2. Quinn says:

    I have seen the picture in Appalonia only the names and country of origin are different. Well done, my friend.

  3. Beth Haasl says:

    I read some if the Willie stories. They are great. I am going to look into getting you book. How can I access 1-3 of the Willie stories.
    Thanks for telling stories!
    Beth

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