Thanks for putting the thought and care into writing this article. I couldn’t agree more, and was convicted by your last several paragraphs.
“In the attention economy, these deceptively simple acts of paying attention to the things that matter most are acts of resistance. They are the essential first steps to becoming a better lover.”
My brother, Orrin Sackett, was big enough to fight bears with a switch. Me, I was the skinny one, tall as Orrin, but no meat to my bones except around the shoulders and arms.The Daybreakers, 1984
The other day […]
I sent this link to my four brothers immediately after reading it … it is clear to us that much of our worldview was shaped by his books during our adolescent years.
(Also that of many of our cousins, we have close to 50 first cousins)
Thanks for the reminiscing!
This is a great essay, Kevin! As a fellow teenage L’Amour enthusiast, I feel the same way. And your lyrical writing is simply lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Kevin, thanks for this trip down memory lane! I, too, was enthralled with L’Amour books. I started reading them first, then my dad picked one up and got hooked on them, so he would go to used book stores and ended up buying shelves full of the old paperbacks. They fit perfectly in the jacket pocket of the blazer I had to wear at a prep school where I had no friends–I took pride in those books as my traveling companions throughout the school day. Your essay has me hungering to revisit them after a 30+ year hiatus. And it’s a good reminder to introduce them to my kids as well.
Have you ever wondered about the artwork that decorates the covers of so many of Wendell Berry’s books? I have, and so years ago I went digging to find out what I could about the pieces, and the man behind them. I […]
Thank you for sharing, Kevin!
Rabbit Room seems to be a long hallway of doors with many smiling, wise guides placing their hands with yours on knobs, opening up doors to universes that unlearned folk like me love to spend some time in . So Kevin, thanks for being my guide today.
Thanks for the encouragement, I’m glad you guys enjoyed the article. It was such a treat to discover Harlan Hubbard and I’d highly recommend his book!
Enjoyed your post, Kevin!!! Fascinating character! Thanks for introducing him!