I have recently paid attention to the fact that my solitude is always an accompanied solitude.
Last year, I took part in several group walking meditation sessions in the woods. During these walks, I found that was I flooded with images from the path and the season, and with associated images of people I once knew and events evoked by the trees and plants, and I realized that the group experience only compounded another type of experience, that of being accompanied by other inhabitants of the landscape of my mind.
Paul Dickson returns to the program to discuss his latest word book. Dickson is the most prolific writer I know. You might recall his previous Book Nook appearances for his recent biography of Bill Veeck, "The Dickson Baseball Dictionary," and "Words from the White House-Words and Phrases Coined and Popularized by America's Presidents."
Musician, singer, and songwriter James McMurtry called into the WYSO studios in the middle of his North American tour. McMurtry talked about a range of subjects from cell phones and their impact on the United States, his father Larry McMurtry’s new book, his upcoming album to be released in October, to his son’s musical career.