This is a blog written by Roger Butts, who grew up in Galesburg. It in part focuses on Carl Sandburg, also from Galesburg. I include other writings. I knew all the unhelpful things about Carl Sandburg and found out about the good stuff much later. I am a hospital chaplain, a father, a husband, and a lover of Sandburg’s writing. Here, we will explore the poems, the life of this relevant poet, who is needed now more than ever.