When I was up at Old West Days in Valentine, I met a colorful couple - Gerry and Marilee Mishak, and was invited to perform at the 12th Annual Cowboy Poetry and Music event up in Lawler IA. Honored at the invitation, I agreed, will be performing alongside cowboy poet Brooke Turner, and western muscian Greg Hager. The event will be hosted by fellow Nebraskan and poet Marty Blocker. The Mishak's choose a local charity to benefit each year, and this year's recipient will be the TRIBE recreational trail council. Looking forward to a couple of fun evenings in the Hawkeye State!