Russ McKinney is creating writing, art & music
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I've spent the better part of eight years writing a book. It started as a memoir, but it evolved into a hometown parade of what makes us human—intertwined with a fly-by of how we got where we are—and a field guide to which ways up from here.
Given our immediate need—I've compressed almost 600 pages into a four-page commentary I call "A Real American Spring." In it I lay out the fundamental conflicts bogging us down—and what we need to do to put them behind us. I'm putting it out any and every way I can.
Beyond that urgent task, I'm an artist, a poet, a musician, a gardener and a cook—and I aim to help us all leave the world a better place than we found it. I hope what I offer here helps you on your journey of discovery.
Tiers
"A Real American Spring"
$1 or more per month
Access "A Real American Spring"—an illustrated 2,500 word look at the fundamental issues driving of our present situation and where we need to go from here.

Plus bi-monthly updates on progress on related projects—and a variety of pleasant surprises.

An Artist's Journey of Discovery
$10 or more per month
Last August, for my 73rd B-day, my wife and I met Edouard Manet and Victorine Meurent for lunch across the River of Time—at the Grounds for Sculpture. It was such a pleasant experience, I decided to model this tier after it: so stroll around a blend of nature's beauty, have unexpected encounters with art, consider ideas writ in stone, and enjoy refreshments that don't require equipment you can't afford or ingredients you've never heard of.
A Veritable Fountain of Delights
$20 or more per month
For this tier, I've got all the spigots turned on: art, writing, music, food, and gardening, including exclusive shows and signed/prints—and an advance look at the book as it takes shape.
I've spent the better part of eight years writing a book. It started as a memoir, but it evolved into a hometown parade of what makes us human—intertwined with a fly-by of how we got where we are—and a field guide to which ways up from here.
Given our immediate need—I've compressed almost 600 pages into a four-page commentary I call "A Real American Spring." In it I lay out the fundamental conflicts bogging us down—and what we need to do to put them behind us. I'm putting it out any and every way I can.
Beyond that urgent task, I'm an artist, a poet, a musician, a gardener and a cook—and I aim to help us all leave the world a better place than we found it. I hope what I offer here helps you on your journey of discovery.

Recent posts by Russ McKinney

Tiers
"A Real American Spring"
$1 or more per month
Access "A Real American Spring"—an illustrated 2,500 word look at the fundamental issues driving of our present situation and where we need to go from here.

Plus bi-monthly updates on progress on related projects—and a variety of pleasant surprises.

An Artist's Journey of Discovery
$10 or more per month
Last August, for my 73rd B-day, my wife and I met Edouard Manet and Victorine Meurent for lunch across the River of Time—at the Grounds for Sculpture. It was such a pleasant experience, I decided to model this tier after it: so stroll around a blend of nature's beauty, have unexpected encounters with art, consider ideas writ in stone, and enjoy refreshments that don't require equipment you can't afford or ingredients you've never heard of.
A Veritable Fountain of Delights
$20 or more per month
For this tier, I've got all the spigots turned on: art, writing, music, food, and gardening, including exclusive shows and signed/prints—and an advance look at the book as it takes shape.