If you come knocking on my Marfa door this month, I won’t be there — I’m in Berlin, the land of chocolate and cloudy mornings. Some upcoming things that are/will be exciting:
+I have a short piece going up soon (exact date TBA) on the Rumpus about going to fire school in rural Texas.
+I am interviewing Rebecca Curtis on Marfa Public Radio on May 31
You can listen to me interview the complicated and cool Helen DeWitt on Marfa Public Radio’s Talk at Ten program tomorrow at 10 a.m. (central time). & if you’re in Marfa, you should definitely go to Helen’s reading at the Marfa Book Company on Saturday at 6 p.m. She told me she’s probably going to read the sex game show fantasy scene from Lightning Rods! It will be fun to watch the cowboys’ reactions.
And keep an eye out for my essay about Alisa Statman’s Restless Souls, the Manson family, and the victims rights movement, which is scheduled to go up on the LA Review of Books on Easter Sunday.
Did I ever mention that I am on Twitter?
“My ex-wife insisted I must be an abductee. Eighty percent of abductees have no idea. I have not been contacted, but my mother and stepfather have. A lot of people have it in the family — their parents work in the military, or the Nevada test site.”
Voices from the Border Zone UFO Fest at the Aerostat
I wrote some brief words for the Aerostat about my fave UFO-themed song as a warm-up to the Border Zone UFO Festival this weekend. MARFA LIGHTS OR BUST!!!!!
That’s me feeding a sweet little cow named Ben. Can you tell how Texan I feel? Ben belongs to John Wells, the longbearded off-the-grid man who runs the Field Lab outside of Terlingua, which is where Marfa folks go when this tiny town starts feeling too citified and rule-abiding.
Exciting future events include the Presidio UFO Festival & then going to a real rancher’s church service with John Wells.