Many people have asked me about inspirations and influences for Slow Boil. I spent the summer of 1994 in Poland on a mission trip (see pic). At the end of the summer, we visited Auschwitz Concentration Camp which is now a memorial and museum. In one of the barracks, hung pictures- 8x10 head shots- of former prisoners the vast majority of whom perished in gas chambers. Seeing these faces, knowing that these were real people, had a profound impact on me.