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Welcome to Michael Perry’s Sneezing Cow

If you’re here because you just saw Mike speak, or heard him interviewed, here’s some background.

More on Population 485 here (see lefthand column for audio and ebook versions).

Forty Acres Deep can be heard here.

If you’re here because you heard Mike mention his new “Voice Mail” audio newsletter in an interview or on a stream (he’s been doing a lot of those lately) the main page is right here. Scroll through, several of the episodes are free. For subscription options, click here (it says “Subscribe” but you’ll be able to review options first).

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Mike reads “Gratitude”

REPOSTED FROM 2020: Had a snowed-in Easter with our little family of four. Kinda redundant, to be snowed in during a quarantine. Anyways, we had a good day, a good evening, now the fire’s banked, and having just tromped out through the white stuff and back to lock down the chicken coop, I’m gonna call it a night. I hadn’t recorded anything yet, so I’m going to re-post the recording of the time I opened up Roughneck Grace and read the “Gratitude” essay on Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? show. I was unprepared for the reaction it received. I can’t know the state of your heart or situation, and I do not presume to preach, but I’m grateful for the good people out there, and the good they do. (This essay is the last piece in the book Roughneck Grace, available in most bookstores and along with all the others in the Sneezing Cow store.

The complete text is here.

Michael Perry: The strong may survive, but the antifragile may miss out on the sublime

Every week the Wisconsin State Journal runs “Roughneck Grace,” a weekly column written by Mike (many of the columns will be adapted from Mike’s Tent Show Radio monologues). This week’s column ‘Michael Perry: The strong may survive, but the antifragile may miss out on the sublime can be seen online here.