I wrote this book while living in a trailer with a semi-hostile cat on a wooded Ozark ridge. That I’m a night watchman with a math/physics degree surprises people. “What happened?” is a usual comment. This book is my response. It addresses issues that can’t be neatly caged in words, but that do need to be addressed in an examined life.
"So, what's your book about?"
I pause. I've been putting this thing together for 20 years, struggling to get the words right. What's a good ten second answer?
"Well, mostly it's about trying to see the world in a way that infuses some magic into life. My framework of motorcycle travel and the stories of native peoples and farmers and prospectors help to illustrate what that way of seeing is.