I had high expectations for my presentation at Oakland University, but as it turns out, they weren’t nearly high enough.  The questions were so insightful and so poignant and so sharp, answering them was a real pleasure.  And being able to read “Ruby Tuesday,” a story of mine of which I’m very fond, and have it received so well and so whole-heartedly…Well.  Can I, like, live there, is what I’m asking you, Linda Pavonetti and Jim Cipielewski?  Because say the word and I’m packed.

Oh, and did I mention the special guest appearance by Miss Spitfire herself, Sarah Miller?  Uh-huh.  Here we are before the”Saints and Sinners” Fredericks sculpture, looking perhaps a little bit of both.S&k1