We're at the Home Town Deli and Espresso--our office away from home. Dave is typing prayer requests to send to our church e-prayer chain. Tera is drinking cocoa and working on a chapter from her science book. From the speakers overhead, Aretha and her girls are making their case for respect. "R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find out what it means to me ... Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me." And I'm cutting little slips of paper so Dave can pick three winners.
He closes his eyes, which I find endearing. Reaching into the pile, he picks the first name: TaunaLen.
And the second: Deitra.
And the third: Vicki.
Congratulations, you three! Your books are ready to mail out. Could the three of you email your addresses to me? You'll find my email address on my profile.