OK, have to check out for the week: a few notes until I return...
1) Am introducing Chris Abani at the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday. Chris is an amazing human being, a terrific writer, and a fantastic speaker. If you get a chance, come out to MCTC this weekend. If you can't make it? Check out Chris's stunning TED lecture from this summer. Then go read his books.
2) Spoon concert at First Ave. tomorrow night. Will be great. Hope to see some of you there.
3) Wanted to share this great line from one of my editors (more about this soon): "Make clarity your God; the riff a minor deity." Of course, my early mentor Bill Kittredge put it somewhat more colorfully: "Keep the bullshit to less than 10% of anything you write."