Archive - Oct 2, 2006

Twins win!

A fantasy end to the Twins sparkling season: On the last day, they pull out the division title by beating the White Sox while the hapless Kansas City Royals, losers of 100 games, came back from a 7-0 deficit to beat the Tigers 10-8 in 12 innings. Amazing. The only day of the year the Twins spend in first place is the only day it really matters.

Laural

My student Laural passed away last evening after being taken off life support. Her organs were donated to help others. My heart goes out to her parents, David and Sheila.

Laural was quite a girl. A few years ago, she wrote me wondering about how to publish a book. I wrote back with some tips. Turns out, she had finished a novel--hundreds of pages, all written in a notebook. I told her the first thing she needed to do was type it into a computer.