You are all at AWP, and I am here, bummed at myself for choosing not to go. Past Adrienne knew it made sense, and though Present Adrienne still thinks it makes sense, she is sorry about it, and a little mad. Have fun, guys. Next year.

This past weekend Dave and I (and Paul!) went to Sedona for Dave’s birthday, and it was gorgeous and relaxing. There seems to be a soft glow over everything, the light muted pleasantly by all the red rocks. We stayed by a stream, drank coffee while watching the ducks, pretended the world was fine.

It was nice. You can pretend that for a little while, and it is worth it.