There are cool people in Lincoln. I'm not alone. I met Anthony Hawley yesterday, turns out he's a cool guy. We talked at the English Department orientation between stabs of other conversation. I'm very much looking forward to conversations 2-10. And the ones after that as well. We seem to be in similar places in life: age, family status (almost), etc, so perhaps we can give each other some needed reflections. I also met Mathias Svalina. He is a creative writer at UNL and we seem to have the same elite taste in the good poetry. Looking forward to picking his brain, reading his poems, giving him mine to read, etc, over some beer and/or fried chicken, or perhaps some hot chocolate, or perhaps something light, downtown, on a rainy weeknight.
Haven't run into Octopus designer Denny yet. He is in Lincoln. Our relationship up until this point has been almost entirely electronic (though before that it was good face to face times in undergraduate school in southern Missouri). Can't wait see him, but I've been too busy to stop by. So, Denny: How bout Tuesday for lunch? I'll swing by your office.