9 minutes | Apr 29th 2021

Leland First Responder

I met Leland when he was in school with my son Henry at Calais Elementary School and I’ve been interviewing him every year in the spring since he was in fourth grade. We’ve talked about deep space, death, girls…sometimes we don’t talk much at all. Leland’s a junior in high school now. He spends most of his time at a technical school working on carpentry. He has his license and his own truck, which doesn’t have much of a muffler. We sat and talked out by his barn, which overlooks a field and a vernal pool full of spring peepers which is there because of a stuck culvert.
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