Even at my non-famous level (9 out of 10 times no one recognizes me at the Farm & Fleet) (and then half the time it’s a relative, neighbor, or Moose Country 106.7 listener), my calendar is such that I meet many, many thoughtful people in passing and simply cannot do justice to their kindnesses or adequately recognize their hard work or support their latest project the way they might hope and deserve. In addition, my email and snail-mailbox overflows weekly with manuscripts, CDs, advance copies, digital links and attachments, and requests for me to review or discuss more smart, powerful writing and heartfelt art than I could lay my eyes on if it was my full-time job. That said, I keep a box of books and notes and CDs and miscellaneous objects given to me on the road, and when I can I jot a note or make a mention. Thus, Posts from the Box.
The night before our wedding we gathered with friends and family on a ridge overlooking a beautiful valley and danced to the sounds of Duck for the Oyster. Kevin McMullin was there, making magical music. Since then I’ve seen Kevin McMullin play in many settings and iterations. Kevin is currently emerging from a stretch of unrelenting difficulty. In response he has–as anyone who knows him would expect–published a collection of essays and verse looking darkness square in the eye. For more about Kevin and the book, please go here.
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