April 12, 2016 @ 4:05 PM

One of the things that plagues an author is having someone come up and say: "Hi, Russ!"  I look and know I have seen that person before but no name comes to mind.  Worse, there are times when I draw a complete blank.  Why does this upset me?  Because every person is important and they deserve to be remembered.  I chide myself that such a thing is impossible because we sometimes speak to as many as three hundred people at any given event.  This does not include other authors, employees and vendors.

I have opened a photo album and have started collecting photos so at least I can refer to them and find out who the person was.  Recently at Centre College, a lovely, tall woman called my name and it ...

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