The talented Duncan Crary, whose Kunstlercast made him for the last few years a patient Boswell to the irascible James Howard Kunstler’s Johnson, has done what many would-be localists find difficult: he’s up and moved back home.
And admirably so. His new website-with-podcast is not a bunker in which he plans to wait out the Long Emergency JHK has written of. Rather, it’s a celebration of the smalltown life and characterful characters he knows in Troy, a city on a human scale, pop. 50,000. This is a delightful project and we wish Duncan well with it, especially if it contributes to an awakening of other local loyalists elsewhere. His next podcast will be an interview with novelist William Kennedy and is bound to be a dilly.