Music. As renewal + return. Fatherhood. Guardianship, standing guard, vigilant — and somehow still letting go. Giving over. Marriage. Vocation. Anthony Bourdain. Misfit pilgrim. Americana. John Prine. Jason Isbell. Also Little Richard. Folk art. Norma McCorvey (aka Jane Roe). Masks. Mayhem. Sleep cycles. Toddler beds. Counting. A rhythm of books. Backyards. Kiddie pools, raised-bed gardens, fencing. Making Things. Not producing them. Phases. All kinds. Prayers. All kinds.