I’d like to believe the piece I wrote speaks for itself. As for the writing life, those getting into it ought to understand there is not a living to be made as a writer. Maybe teaching writing will provide some income for a few years, for a select few, but eventually that fad will come to an end too. Perhaps I am saying writing should become a sideline. Find an occupation that will get you out there in the world meeting people and pay the rent. That is pretty much how it has worked for a couple hundred years, how it has worked for me. I am pretty old now, seventy four, and I am glad I have been a social worker for most of those years. Otherwise I would be pretty hungry.