Had the extreme pleasure of spending the afternoon with John Major Jenkins. John is a man who wears many hats. He is an author/poet, a songwriter, and a scholar on Mayan cosmology (though he would never claim to be). He showed me his incredible vintage printing press (one of many that he owns), which is fully functional and he uses for his own projects and those of friends. John has published many books on a multitude of subjects, and has been featured in numerous documentaries and historical based TV series. John enchanted us with a couple songs, and a couple of his poems.
Following John's suggestion, we drove up to Missile Site Park in Greeley, CO. What an extremely interesting location! It's an abandoned missile silo that once was the first line of defense against a nuclear strike by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The 19,000 square feet of space underneath the site is now used for tours and educational purposes. Also, it has a stellar view of the rockies including 14,259' Longs Peak.
After the session, John, myself and my good friend Josh spent a little time enjoying some tasty brews at High Hops Brewery/Hop Farm and getting to know each other a little better. It was a treat, and a great way to conclude today's session.
Stay tuned to the Sessions page in the coming days for the complete set of videos.