Saturday Essay: Select gems from 2017

Saturday Essay logo genericLast week we highlighted the five most-read pieces from the second year of Perfect Duluth Day’s “Saturday Essay” series. This week’s focus is on five essays of similar quality that might have been missed by readers who didn’t catch links in their social media feeds and/or were busy doing non-internet things.

In the past two years PDD has published 100 essays showcasing the work of 22 different writers; we hope to expand that roster in 2018. Anyone who has an original piece of literary excellence that seems to fit (or appropriately defy) the established format should email paul @ to get involved.

And now, links to a few select gems from season two, in random order …

Karl Schuettler’s “Decline Porn, Duluth, and Love Amid the Ruins
… in which an exception to the Rust Belt rules is examined.

Chris Godsey’s “Don’t Worry About It
… in which a decision to quit football is reflected on … for 28 years.

heather-jackson-headshotHeather Jackson’s “Lost and Found
… in which two 14-year-olds are thrown together to fend for themselves in the big city.

Gina Temple’s “Time Travel
… in which the author nerds her way through archives to solve history mysteries, then stops to ponder why it’s so fascinating.

Dave Sorensen’s “One Foot After the Other
… in which the author walks through a lifetime of walking.

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