Thanks for doing this, Dave. It was a lot of fun. And the quotes were intriguing. Well chosen!
Coincidentally, I had mentioned Nye in one of my comments, calling her an amazing voice for unity (which she is):
I don’t think Obama could choose better.
And I will be sure to look out McKinney. WVa has a lot of really good writers. As does Kentucky, where I come from, another benighted place. But I think we can’t be all that benighted if we have poets like McKinney & Wendell Berry.