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Welcome to Torg Stories

Seven years ago I made the switch from high school English teacher and basketball coach to writer and professor.  Since that time, I’ve been blessed to have been hired to teach First Year Writing courses at St. John’s University in New York. I write novels, scripts, publish a podcast, and have just sent out my […]

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So Much Will Be Forgotten

I’ve been struck by how much of what my daughters do and say will be forgotten. I saw this documentary two nights ago called Stories We Tell. Director Sarah Polley interviews as many people as she can about her mother, and eventually Sarah finds out who her father is for sure and the story is […]

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In the words of my kids: I want Mom!

Because my sweet wife left for work before the girls woke up, she wrote them each a note. My youngest, angry that her mother wasn’t home, tossed the note aside. “I don’t want a note!” she yelled, throwing the note to the floor in disgust. ” I want mom!” It wasn’t long until she reconsidered: […]

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The Mushroom Hunter has been accepted to the Indianapolis International Film Festival Screens at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Saturday, July 20th at 8:30 & Wednesday, July 24th at 4:30 p.m.   A Son’s Story of His Father’s Passion The Mushroom Hunter is a Doc Film of Thirty Minutes Torg and his buddies have hunted […]

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The Mushroom Hunter is a Documentary Film With 33 days to go, we’ve raised 23% of our goal. Got to admit, I’m a little worried. Click here to help support the film through Kickstarter.       I’ll be filming at Brown County Fest Help spread the word by sharing out Kickstarter link via email […]

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iHunt Morel Mushrooms

The past week I’ve been putting together the rewards for those who pledge to support the documentary film The Mushroom Hunter. Look for details soon when I launch the Kickstarter campaign. I’ve been working with musician Jeremy Vogt and artist/teacher Keegan Laycock. Keegan was a student in a Language Arts class I taught over fifteen […]

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A Grandson Remembers His Grandma

Grandma and Me in Charlotte, NC You might be surprised to know that my grandma Ogie was quite the volley balloon player.  This was a made up game that my sister and I used to play with her when we’d visit her house on Highway 14 across from the Tippecanoe River in Winamac, Indiana. Grandma […]

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Meet Torg

Seven years ago I made the switch from high school English teacher and basketball coach to writer and professor.  Since that time, I’ve been blessed to have been hired to teach First Year Writing courses at St. John’s University in New York. I write novels, scripts, publish a podcast, and have just sent out my […]

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