I met Nan Hawthorne in person for the first time today, and I was absolutely amazed at the experience. It took me a while to get to the place where she had some artwork exhibited, and one of them was a lovely creation she'd crocheted out of various purple and "blue-family" yarns. She is really a talented woman, and has lots of interesting ideas. I wish I could get her with my other writing friends. I think they would all hit it off very well. Besides, she, and one of the other writing friends, likes cats. Nan has four of them. It's funny how writers, anthropologists(and a lot of people who "do" prehistoric humans), seem to mostly like cats. Don't ask me why. I like cats, too. Of course, I also like My Beloved Wolves, but I wouldn't keep a wolf in a house. The wolf would be unhappy. But that is another story entirely. Anyway, I have a feeling my other writing friends would like Nan. I sure do. We're on the same page about a lot of things. We will, of course, have to find a way to meet more often. Don't ask me how, don't ask me when, but it's going to happen! Oh, and the meeting also gave me a frame for my upcoming Seattle City Council speech on behalf of funding for the Seattle Public Library. You see, Nan Hawthorne has "low vision", and this exhibit and meeting was in the Seattle Public LIbrary's Talking Books outlet, a nice place once you find it. But that, too, is another story. I'll probably end up blogging about that, too! Stay tuned.!