One more thing - My friend who travelled to the Poetry Slam with me accepted my request to be a coach for me in writing my memoir. Last weekend I began readying the manuscript for her to read. I sat in her chair and eliminated stuff I could then see was only back-story, or my prelude notes, and began to see the real story emerging, carved out from the stone of a writing storm! (Such a mixed metaphor!!!) Anyway, from the middle of the coming week I should be able to give her at least 50 pages.