Krista and I are back on the ground in frigid Minnesota. Last night a capacity crowd of nearly 250 people filled this lecture hall at the historic New York Public Library on 42nd Street in Manhattan. Krista and Stuart (of the National Institute for Play) were elegantly and playfully interviewed by Paul, who is the host of the NYPL’s ongoing LIVE series. The topic, approximately, was: how does the life of the spirit relate to the human capacity and need for play? And, Krista then signed the new paperback edition of Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters—and How to Talk About It.
We were touched that several people from Penguin actually came along for the event (after all they can see authors whenever and wherever they want to), and this after we had been warmly welcomed and lunched and looked after by Carolyn Carlson, Krista’s editor, and Lindsay Prevette, her publicist.
Some friends of the show also appeared to say hello: Majora Carter, of Sustainable South Bronx, Margaret Mockbee, the daughter of Samuel Mockbee (founder of Rural Studio at Auburn University), Paul Ruest, our friend from the Argot Network, and others. A delight.