From the Little Writing Room Over the Garage: Mike reads “Gratitude”

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.

NOTE: Since I began posting the daily “From the Little Writing Room Above the Garage” posts, I’ve been getting messages asking if there was a way to slide a couple bucks into the tip jar. The answer is yes, and there’s a link below to that effect, but first: We’re a self-employed family. The cancellations and disruptions in my touring have certainly put a crimp in things. But we also have a place to live, food on the table, projects in the hopper, and some options. Others in my backyard are facing far more dire circumstances. So for now I continue to point you first and foremost to the terrific folks at Feed My People, and also ask you to consider the Chippewa Valley Artists Relief Fund set up by the above-average souls at Ambient Inks (if you order anything from the Sneezing Cow store, the Ambient Inks crew selects, packs, and ships it).

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