Today, with the Summer Olympics getting under way in Rio, I read this wildly thoughtful piece by Kathy Flann, a Goucher College professor who is a friend and writing-group-mate of mine. From a relatively simple premise--taking swimming lessons as an adult--she moves in so many interesting directions.
I don't have a photo of Kathy in the pool, so I'll go with a photo of my son at the same pool eight years ago. A local news crew was interviewing him about Michael Phelps.
After the pools have closed for the summer but before the ski slopes open, I'll be reading short fiction at the Baltimore Book Festival alongside some other recipients of Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. We'll be at the CityLit Stage from 11:30 to 12:30 on Saturday the 24th of September. The whole festival lineup looks great.