FROM READERS: Columbia man shares poem, "A Little Thought"

Monday, January 13, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CST

Michael Tomkins likes to do different things. He's been a commercial videographer, a counselor, a garbage man and worked with troubled adolescents. He's lived in an alternative living ranch in southern Missouri, hitch-hiked around the Western and Southwestern states, and has lived a year out of mainstream society (something he thinks everyone should do). Currently he drives a truck, but he'd like to quit and travel in India.