My dad visited last week. Not a lot of writing done, but lots of note-taking for future works! Read closely any 'dad' character I write, and in part, it is my father-- full of fury and humor and straight forward talk. He raised me and my two brothers and sisters, and is in many ways my idea of a hero. Here is a picture of Pop, age 81, on his way home. Back to writing this week.... Who informs, inspires your writing? Take notes.