Adventures Galore! Anthony Trendl...
- used to teach in a jail and met some of Illinois' most famous inmates.
- worked on factory lines, warehouses, and grain elevators.
- was a camp counselor on a small working farm which included him teaching horseback riding (despite only learning to ride the week before).
- owns one of the most influential speech writing firms in the United States.
- started his full-time career in public relations for a nonprofit, and later worked as a graphic designer, webmaster, and private tutor to exceptional students.
- never learned to properly type and yet can type 50 wpm with one finger.
- went to the state chess championships as part of his high school team the same year he learned to play.
- once biked solo halfway across Illinois and Indiana, carrying everything he needed, camping along the way in woods and on farmland.
- made $8/hr. (a week of gas) for his first paid writing job (trick bird act).
- made $75 (two weeks of groceries) for his first published poem in a magazine published by Billy Graham's organization
- made $200 ($5 was left after paying rent) for his first paid article about Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane from the 1960s sunshine pop band, Spanky and Our Gang.
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