This was going to be a busy week. Tonight I would wear the special tie I only wear once a year on this occasion and attend the annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet. Around mid-week Su and Dan Hutchens would arrive to stay with us while they attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, Missouri. On Friday I would visit three schools in Columbia, Missouri. On Saturday I would give a talk at the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia and then make a two hour drive to speak at fund raising book festival in Fordland, Missouri.
None of that will happen of course. Tonight I will attend a virtual social hour honoring the Teacher Appreciation event. The rest of the week is open. My goal is to make two more videos, tweak my “so-so” interview, write four poems, and start the process of moving my e-mail address away from AT&T, which promises to be an arduous task. I’ll be notifying a lot of people about my new address in the coming days.