Fingers crossed, fall has actually arrived to South Mississippi. Lows in the 40’s all week!
—I pray that wherever you are, you are enjoying the changing season.
2. A teaspoon of News: Working away + Coming up next year…
My recent (August) Idaho river experience was truly spiritual reset. A reconnection with essential things. And a load of fun.
Now… to my delight I’ll be hosting another musical rafting trip in 2018 for Middle Fork River Expeditions—this time on the Main Stem of the Salmon River. We got a taste of the Main Salmon at the end of our August trip, and I’m excited beyond words to be going again.
If you’d like to join me—or learn more about it—I’ve updated the Rafting page at my website with lots of the info.
To view it, click HERE.
The 2018 trip, a glance:
What: Raft the Salmon River with me
When: August 22-27, 2018
Where: We gather & depart from Stanley, ID
Who: Our tour company is the top-notch Middle Fork River Expeditions
Cost: *$1799 per adult
*Details at my website HERE.
…but if you’d like to be on our waiting list… or be on our “first call” list for 2019 tours, please email us asap at ireland(at)tomkimmel.com
I don’t know my 2019 tour routes just yet, but for sure we’ll be exploring Ireland’s beautiful, rural west coast. (Most tours closely follow the Wild Atlantic Way, visiting areas from Cork to Donegal.)
—If you’d like to get an idea of how the tours generally run, check out my 2018 tours by clicking HERE and HERE.
3. TK Poem of the Month
My heart is heavy for friends in California suffering and enduring the crazy fires. My heart is with you. Reaching for anything worth sharing, I remembered this tiny prayer my mother once sent me….
of second chances
and new beginnings,
here I am again.
-e e cummings (American poet)
5. Recommended: The Hidden Life of Trees (book) & Marshall (film)
a. Did you know that if a tree in the forest is hurt or suffering its nearby “kin” will nurse it by passing along extra water and nutrients through their roots? Or that trees will literally warn each other of impending danger?
That’s a little of what I learned reading…
The Hidden Life of Trees
—by Peter Wohlleben
(The author writes with uncommon insight and understanding. And thanks to poet/artist Kenneth Robinson for the gift of this book.)
This biopic covers a compelling chapter in the life of a young Thurgood Marshall, first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice. It isn’t perfect, but—speaking personally as a child of the Civil Rights Movement and old-into-New South—I hope you’ll see it.
Rolling Stone says: “…an electrifying glimpse of a great man in the making.”
Washington Post: “…more involving than any textbook or documentary could be.”
6. Looking for Booking: In 2018…
Heck, I love playing, reading, teaching (alone or in combination)…. Check out my calendar HERE, and if you know of—or might be interesting in hosting—a concert or workshop for me next year that works along his tour route…
…Please contact Shauna Jamison by emailing her at booking(at)tomkimmel.com
7. Booking & Tour Schedule
For Tom’s update up-to-date tour schedule, visit his booking page HERE.