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.
A long, long time ago I wrote an essay about water towers. One of my favorite things about that essay was it allowed me to study something I saw every day and used every day but knew very little about…and it turns out water towers are fascinating. So I’m pleased to share that Spike Carlsen has taken the exact same approach…not only with his hometown water tower, but with a book’s worth of objects we think we know, but don’t know the half of. More on Spike’s book (and books) right here.
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