I was rummaging through some of the treasures around the prairie dog offices when I found a copy of Ian Tyson’s 2010 memoir The Long Trail: My Life in the West. Tyson’s a Canadian legend, first as part of 60s and 70s folk duo Ian and Sylvia then as a solo artist who continues to tour today.
The random first page that I opened the book to and the first line my eyes landed on was just perfect. Observe:
When I worked with Sylvia alone, since she loved me and was an old-fashioned girl, she pretty much did what I told her to do.
I haven’t read the book, but it had better be that for all of its 197 pages.