I forgot to link to the op-ed heard 'round the world. Wow—I have never struck a nerve like that before. Of course I've never written for the New York Times before. But I guess a lot of people have a yearning for good old midcentury liberalism. With good reason. And here's a link to a radio interview I did on South Dakota Public Broadcasting's "Dakota Midday" talk show. It was pretty fun, though again a little scary to be live on the air. If you could hear how mumbly and inarticulate I sound on the tapes of me as a college DJ at WAMH, you'd be impressed with my performance. My grown-up self is a regular Casey Kasem by comparison. Anyway, God bless you, Mr. McGovern. You were a good man.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go to the Land Institute's Prairie Festival this year. The one time I attended I learned a lot and had a great time—fond memories of taking a shower in water from an old oil tank that made me smell like creosote and probably kept the bugs away. The event has gotten so big the New York Times took notice. I remember pitching the event to NYC websites to no avail. Grrr.
I am very much looking forward to its upstart artsy cousin, the Big Feed in Byers, Colorado, on October 13. Look at that bison roasting!