ByJenny Shank

Jenny Shank's first novel, The Ringer, won the High Plains Book Award. Her satire, stories, and essays have appeared in McSweeney's, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Bust, Prairie Schooner, and The Onion.

  1. How did we do? Did the product meet and/or exceed your expectations? Did it arrive with speed and alacrity that put you in mind of the wing-footed Mercury? Did our customer service personnel manage to evoke your first-grade teacher, Mrs. Pugel, the one with the golden hair, who looked deep into your eyes when you spoke and truly cared?

  2. Normally we here at the Boulder Acres Community Newsletter try to focus on the positive, but as you certainly noticed, since our last update, we've experienced a Federally-Declared Natural Disaster! (And do we have the FEMA leaflets to prove it!) The unprecedented floodwaters caused sewage lines to back up and even collapse all over the neighborhood. Many of us witnessed feces floating through our family homes. It's hard to find the upside of that,