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Ken writes about Doomsday at the abbey

Ken, who has been a featured author at the Wigtown Book Festival in Scotland for several years, has written a piece for the festival’s web site about being stuck here at the abbey during the Pandemic. Regular readers of this blog will recognize the characters. Please think of it as an interpretation of the American heartland for European readers.

Letter from the Heartland — Ken Ilgunas


  1. Chenda wrote:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Ken’s write up, you’re even better prepared than I realised πŸ˜‰

    Btw David, there is a TV series here called New Lives in the Wild by Ben Fogle, where he visits various people around the world living alternative lifestyles in rural areas. It’s a good series, and Fogle is a very fair, non-sansationalist presenter. Worth a look if you can stream it somewhere.

    Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 6:36 pm | Permalink
  2. daltoni wrote:

    Hi Chenda: Thanks for the recommendation on New Lives in the Wild. The irony here is amusing, really. Most of the locals would consider us very weird. But we’re really just living the way the locals’ own great-grandparents lived — stayin’ home, growin’ things, raisin’ babies, cookin’ from scratch, livin’ a TV-free existence, and goin’ into town as rarely as possible. πŸ™‚

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 6:48 am | Permalink
  3. Jo wrote:

    I enjoyed Ken’s Letter From The Heartland very much. It gave good insight to preparations in place at Acorn Abbey and an up-to-date on Ken.
    It was great timing that he was in proximity to Stokes County when their flight was canceled; especially since he has spent time there. David, you can now bake wonderful bread and have them enjoy it with you.

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

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