Champaign-Urbana, IL

Forgot to take pictures, but a great homecoming (this is where I teach).  Read and spoke to a lecture class team-taught by my colleagues Richard Powers and Michael Madonick (Rick gave me head-spinning introduction), then read across the street at Illini Union Books, introduced in similar fashion by Jodee Stanley, our Ninth Letter wonder-worker.  (Fortunately, Madonick was in the mix to rib me back down to size.)  Not the first time I've had occasion to thank Steve Davenport and Scott Baseler for setting up a great reading, but the first for a reading of mine.