Tag: parenting

Dreading Driverless Cars

Lotsa book tour miles in the next three months, so I recorded this about driverless cars, teaching our daughter to drive a stick shift, and why chicken tractors are more my speed. This piece is also in “Roughneck Grace.” I do these now and then. To be notified when a new one goes up, please subscribe…View post

Singing With My Daughters

Since I’ll be out with the band the next two nights, did a quick recording of “Guitar Girls,” an essay about singing with my daughters that began as a Tent Show Radio monologue then wound up in this book. The Olivia sticker is on one of my guitar cases. My daughter put it there years…View post

We Are Always Children

Reading Roxane Gay’s “Bad Feminist,” I respect and resonate with this line from the acknowledgements: I’m hoping my parents don’t read this book, but they are beloved and have made all things possible. Each of my “adult” books include a similar thank you: First and foremost, to my parents—anything decent is because of them, anything else…View post