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As you can see, I have almost completely given up blogging. The reason is simple: I loved blogging so much that I almost stopped working on my books, because books require long patience, private discipline, and a willingness to operate in great imaginative spaces. Blogging, on the other hand, is immediate, addictive, and intoxicating. It’s a contact sport. The way I practiced it was almost more essay and commentary than traditional blogging, and I think I was very good at it.
I have put the old archives up because they show my thinking at its most unmediated. They also show me responding to events in the world and my life – Katrina, the political events of the last decade, the untimely death of a dog, my writing, and a host of lesser and greater issues. They are a documenting of the times.
Read a few. See how they strike you. Perhaps you will find yourself among those readers who wish I would give up writing books and go back to blogging. Perhaps you will be among those who are relieved that I don’t.
Either way, thanks for engaging in this bit of literary spelunking.
America is surprised. Native America is not surprised. Bodies of children buried in unmarked graves? Native America has known this
I am writing this on my blog post, www.kentnerburn.com, with a feed to facebook. So if you are reading it
In the last several years there has been a real growth in racial awareness in America. The depth of the
Written in 2015, made relevant over and over again. I hate guns Okay. I have nothing to lose, so
The "Dan" trilogy is everybody's favorite, and it takes you on a wonderful journey. But Voices in the Stones: Life
In many ways Native Echoes: Listening to the Spirit of the Land is my favorite book. It certainly is my
YOUR LAST CHANCE! Carole tells me that she has only a few books remaining before she closes the door of
My sisters and I have made the hard decision to shut down wolfnordog.com, the one source where you could buy
I am going to make a prediction: I do not think we are going to see violence in the streets
These are difficult times. We miss human contact and get by as best we can. Teachers, especially, are struggling to
Thank you all who responded to my note about the closing out of our supply of Dancing with the Gods,
I am offering signed copies of what will soon be a Collector's Edition of a book I dearly love --
I have never been much for celebrating my birthday, close as it is to my least favorite American holiday, the
Trump is a fool and a clown and not worthy of our time except for the way he has poisoned
My son, Nik Nerburn, spent six weeks living in Worthington, Minnesota, doing a project for the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership.
Chuang Tzu counseled us to keep an eye to both the great and the small. In these days it is
I’ve been trying to find a value bigger than our poisonous political situation to use for measuring my day. It’s
A short bit of advice for those who are casting about during this crisis. There are rare times when something
I have been reflecting on the outpouring of grief over Elizabeth Warren’s withdrawal, and I think I have some measure
"Lizzie, we hardly knew ya" What a sad refrain. She splits the difference and is better than either Bernie or