Hey there. Happy Father's Day. I'm on vacation for a few days following a very busy, pressure-packed few weeks, so this will be brief. It's summer—maybe you're on vacation, too. Go read something!
1. My father is my favorite person in the world. I suspect he is a lot of people's favorite person. Here is an essay I wrote about our relationship, originally titled "Night Owls," published just this week in Literary Hub.
My father and me, May 2001.
2. If you read that essay, you know that classic country was a big part of my childhood. This year I gave my father Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad, the new memoir by Terry Jennings.