Wrapping up the May issue of True West. Goes to press tomorrow. Dialed back my editorial a bit, where I originally waxed on the current shut down of American society.
I always try to distance myself and the magazine from current events as much as I can because our issues lean towards being timeless, but it seemed just a tad ridiculous that you would pick up the next issue and there would not be ANY mention of the current shutdown. It's a tricky equation. I'm trying to catch the balance between being a time capsule of this period of history and also an escape FROM the events IN the time capsule! Instead of social distancing, it's historical distancing. Anyway, not easy. This issue will hit in mid-April and who knows where we'll be?