John Francis: Unbound
The more perceptive among you will notice that Lantern no longer sells Planetwalker
, environmentalist John Francis's stirring account of how an oil spill in San Francisco bay in 1971 compelled him to become a peace pilgrim—taking a vow of silence (which he kept for seventeen years) and eschewing all means of oil-based transportation. He then walked across the United States, strumming his banjo, writing poems, and relying on the good will of his fellow countrymen and -women. You can watch him in person, here
, and read more here
The simple fact is that Lantern were the distributors of John's self-published book, and he finally found a publisher to take him on: National Geographic. John's doing a lot of walking and talking these days, and has many projects in the works. But we at Lantern are delighted to have accompanied him in his journey for a few miles. He was very pleasant company!