Some fabulous news early in the trip! Ricepaper accepted two of my poems, Grandma Carrière and Saint Mary. Too bad my Grandma Carrière isn’t around anymore, I would have loved to read her the poem. But Selina, who features in Saint Mary, is an old friend from elementary school and I’m sure she’s on somebody’s Facebook friend list. So I’m going to find her and send her a copy. There’s something that doesn’t happen to you every day, “Hey, I wrote this poem about you and it’s in this magazine.” Or I dunno, maybe that happens to you every day.