Click HERE to listen to the brief interview with Steve about his newly published book, 52 Sins, on the University of Illinois Public Radio station.
“He Always Taught Her to Respect Herself”
Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL – April 24, 2012
A college-age daughter does not enjoy
hearing that her dad was quite the
when her age.
She can see him in a boy
that she is with: so tall and gaunt, a grin,
a joke, a casual touch roué. But now a man
quite married to her mom–could he have been
a thong-collector? (No, back then they called
Now a lawyer, then he studied
seduction, Casanova, de Sade?
Now he’s a Deacon in the Church– absurd!
“Views from the Edge” note: Steve is not a Deacon and he’s not a lawyer. He’s a retired Presbyterian minister, poet, and activist living on the prairie near the University of Illinois. Steve was Pastor and Director of the McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation at the University of Illinois. He concluded his ministry as Executive Director of the University YMCA at the University of Illinois, a vigorous campus student center as big in heart and mind as Steve. His voice is heard every Sunday evening as host of “Keepin’ the Faith” an interview show on the University of Illinois’s radio station, WILL AM – Illinois Public Radio.