"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

03 November 2015


The voice on the other side of the door said, “Come in.” 

A bluish haze of cigarette smoke wafted through the writing studio of perhaps America’s greatest living author. 

Jim Harrison sat behind a desk, smoking a cigarette, shirtless (due to a painful shingles outbreak), squinting one blind eye. 

His writer’s desk and bookshelves were visible nearby, all in a comfortable jumble. His actual desktop — not a computer desktop because Harrison famously writes only in longhand  — includes a small thermos of coffee, an ashtray, a yellow legal tablet and a bottle of red wine, in anticipation of his daily 3:30 p.m. cocktail hour. 

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