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This week, we welcome Craig Minowa to the show.
Craig is an environmental scientist and musician who launched “Cloud Cult” in 1995 as a solo project after the passing of his son.
In this episode, he talks about how his family is navigating the pandemic on their family farm. He also reflects on the unexplained passing of his son, Kaidin, who was only 2 years when he died suddenly in his sleep, and how he and his wife grieved in different ways. He also talks about how important it is to realize that our time on earth is so short and emphasizes having grace for everything in life.
About the Guest
Craig Minowa is a singer, songwriter, composer and the leading frontman of his band, Cloud Cult.
He has a degree in environmental science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He formed Cloud Cult in 1995 as a solo project and wrote songs that explored loss after the passing of his son.
He is also the founder of Earthology, the record label behind his band that is also a non-profit label that only uses recycled materials for its CDs and donates all its profits to charity.
He currently lives in his farmhouse with his wife Connie and their three kids.
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