Yes, it’s a hard hat — flotsam picked up after a storm on one of the wilder shores of the Pacific Northwest.
We were fooling around after doing the author’s photo for the inside flap of the agnostic manifesto, and it occurred to me that this shot — the opposite of a regular author photo — expresses the spirit of the book quite perfectly!
I’ll start posting again here very soon. Words, I mean. For now, it’s as though after writing 40,000 of them, they seem to have gone on vacation. Since it’s way hot by Seattle standards, that might be wise of them.