Culture shock

Thursday through Sunday, New Orleans and the 2,000 person electric-energy high-decibel zoo that’s the Romantic Times Convention. Breakfast dates, lunch dates, coffee dates, dinner dates. Panels, meetings, events. Beignets and roast oysters and red beans with rice.

Now, West Bend, Wisconsin, teaching at a writer’s workshop. A total of a dozen people including the other profs at a retreat house on 100 acres in farm country. Birch trees, a pond, and chickadees. Morning class, afternoon consults. Boiled eggs, ham sandwiches, and chicken with broccoli.

Life is change…

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