Dear friends, family, fellow travelers, neighbors near & far:
I don’t know about you, but I’m growing a bit weary of the screen these days.
Yes, I know, I know, this missive right here is coming at you across a screen. Of course, I’m thankful for the many ways technology connects me to so many folks scattered far and wide. The internet is an incredible tool. But I’m also noticing more and more how screens tend to distort my days.
But what I really want to know is this: What’s your favorite memory of holding a book?
One of mine is from childhood. I was probably eight or nine, reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Only I wasn’t just reading it — I was shirtless and barefoot, wearing overalls, and sitting on a low branch of the oak tree in our front yard. I didn’t just read the book; I allowed it to alter my life, even if only for one long stretch of an afternoon.
Memories like that remind me of what a good book can do, which is something that I don’t think can ever truly happen on a screen.
Yep. A book. A physical, actual, bound collection of pages. I’m really excited to be a few steps closer to creating it, and I can’t wait to get it into your hands.
But I can’t do this without you. My goal is to raise $6,000 in a month, which will fund the organizing, editing, designing, printing, and distributing of the book. Please take a look at my Kickstarter page today and figure out the level you’re able to support the project. And if you’ve enjoyed reading my essays, stories, epistles, protests, and reflections for a while now and you’re excited about supporting this project, well, then please share my Kickstarter page with your own circle of friends and help spread the word!
Looking forward to finding out what we can create together,