The Twelve Days of Community, Day 2: Glynn Young

They call him The Engine.

That’s what his fellow bikers (“non-motorized, leg power variety”) called Glynn Young when they went on a 160 mile trail ride with him this past summer. Glynn wasn’t the fastest. Or able to pull the hills most skillfully. But his friends noticed that he seems to be able to “ride forever”.
I’ve observed this steadfastness about Glynn in his writing too. He has traveled along with me faithfully in our book club discussions over at HCB. Once, he even posted when I was taking a break.  It’s not always easy to stick a thing through to the end, but Glynn seems to have that one down.
Just because he’s reliable, don’t think that means he’s boring, though. Visit him over at his blog and you’ll find stories about biking with eagles, hiking in Shaw’s Nature Reserve ,or being part of a church communication team sent to Eastern Europe. 

And then there’s the poetry. Ah, the poetry. And that brings me to another interesting thing about Glynn, he is a self-proclaimed “partner in crime” with L.L. Barkat and Eric Swalberg in publishing TweetSpeak Poetry, an online journal for Twitter poem. This is where all of the “twoems” from their twitter poetry jams land. I’ve yet to make it to one of those parties, but it’s on my short term goal list.

Glynn is an award-winning speechwriter and communication consultant who is happily married to Janet. The couple resides in St. Louis and have two grown sons.  They are expecting their first grandchild in March.
“Speechwriter?” I asked Glynn. “You mean…like, for other people?”
Glynn modestly assured me that that is his job. He likes his job. “Most people in PR hate speech writing,” he says, “someone else always gets the credit.”
Not a big head, that Glynn.
“I don’t think I’ve ever known one of those before,” was my response to the speechwriting information. I thought only presidents have guys who do that. I was wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time. Glynn works in the agricultural industry. After a little investigation, I found some of Glynn’s speechwriting roots shining through in his blog. The man knows his stuff.

I sure have enjoyed getting to know Glynn. His stories are masterful, and they usually have a sweet personal touch that just takes me in.
But don’t take my word for it! Head over to Faith, Fiction, and Friends and experience it firsthand. Tell Glynn Laura sent you!
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This is my second post in the 12 Days of Community hosted by High Calling Blogs. Why not join us and introduce us to someone who has inspired you this Advent season? You can read more about it here:

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  1. says

    Yay! It’s Glynn! I’m so glad to learn more here. And I like your word choices, like “faithfully” and “partner-in-crime” and “modestly” and “shining” and “masterful” and “sweet personal touch.” Thanks, Laura. (And Hi, Glynn!)
    Golly, I haven’t even done my day #1 yet. Gotta get on the ball.

  2. says

    So fun to see friends celebrating friends. I’m partial to Glynn’s bike crash, but that’s another story. 🙂

    He’s become a welcome part of my blog community, and you did such a nice job of showing why.

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