RERUN POST: What Mike Knew
An end-of-year post in memory of Mike Rose, whose final book, WHEN THE LIGHT GOES ON, will publish on February 28, 2023.
Happy almost-new year, everyone. Hope you’re off resting somewhere cozy.
Neon’s offices are closed this week, so I’m sending out a rerun post from 2021. I’ve chosen this particular one for three reasons:
When the Light Goes On, Mike Rose’s final book, publishes this February 28. A lifelong champion of vocational education, Mike bequeathed his royalty income to the Foundation for the Los Angeles Community Colleges, and in his memory, Neon is donating 100% of our commission on his book there, too.
I still miss him.
I wonder if you all also use this time of year to sit near wood fires and think about all the people you miss. If so—[hands you a mug of tea]—I’m glad you’re here to share my hearth.