A few weeks back, I was held up in southwest Texas – Big Bend National Park, to be exact – with Mikael Kennedy, writing a story for the wonderful Garden and Gun. (It’ll be out later this summer, so stay tuned.) With work and travel and bla bla bla, this last Thursday was the first time that Mikael and I were able to get together since our little adventure. A winning combination of Guinness and Ful Medames.
We both had books for one another, each one slightly commemorative of the Great Big Dry Nothing that was home for a few nights. I gave him a copy of The Desert Is Theirs and he gave me Twelve Lessons Of The Desert. Mikeal met Sam Richardson, the book’s author, while down in Taos, NM two weeks ago, and after telling him about our time in Terlingua, Richardson directed him to the local book store.
Twelve Lessons is a “collection of aphorisms, nature notes and essays written over a period of 17 years by river guide, artist, writer and storyteller Sam Richardson.” I haven’t started it yet, but when I do, I’ll make sure to do a full report. In the meantime, learn more about Sam here.