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June 13, 2006

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Beth, this is so inspiring and exciting. And momentous. Don't get frayed, though. Keep the calm centre. I'm so looking forward to hearing about this from you as events unfurl, and I wish I could be there and claim a signed first edition.

By the way, I know you are versatile, but your output is prodigious! I clicked on Amazon's author link and discovered how busy you have been over the years, writing and illustrating. Little did I suspect that your range of output is as diverse as to include both "Madam 90210: My Life as Madam to the Rich and Famous" and the seminal, but perhaps less popular "Optical devices for adults with low vision: A systematic review of published studies of effectiveness". Wow!

Beth, if you want any Columbus tips send me an email. My wife and I have been living in Columbus for about six years now. My cousin is attending the convention with a delagation from Pennsylvania. Small world.

Yes, qB, isn't it amazing? But you are the one who is industrious and curious - I haven't even clicked on that author link yet to see what my various selves have been up to! Thanks for sharing your personal favorites from the list.

I was interviewed a couple of days ago by a reporter who seriously thought I *had* written one of the book she found online - something about religion - and was quite surprised when I told her no, this is my first book!

Douglas, thank you so much! I am all set for this visit and will barely have time to breathe, but who knows, maybe someday I will come back to Columbus. I'll be visiting old friends there too, and wishing I had time to discover the city as well as spend more time with them.

Beth, I second qB's observation...I did what she did and was impressed, enlightened and inspired.

Beth, I admire your engagement in this, and the way you're engaged in it, so much.

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