• Non-fiction

    It\’s a Birthday and More, 2017

    I had a stress cold.Runny and sore nose, almost sore throat. Bad business when you a) need to fly in an airplane, b) meet with various classes of students, and c)┬ádeliver a one-hour talk to students, faculty, and administration, including the colleague who invited you and the president of her college, to name two of the dignitaries.No pressure.This was my reality last week as I was on tap to fly to Cottey College in Missouri on Monday, the 6th, present throughout the day on the 7th, and fly back on the 8th. These days were a precursor to the current…