Sarah Howard, Youth and Community Services Manager at the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Missouri, is an old friend. The other day she sent me a poem of mine that popped up in one of her files. The subject is the time when I was six years old when I darned near killed myself trying to keep up with my neighbor, Mr. Joe Geiger, in a taco eating contest. I’ve talked about this before, but I don’t remember posting the poem. Here it is. That’s me, by the way, waving to Mom on my first day of school. That was the year of the taco contest.