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When I Grow Up

Kids spend a lot of time talking about what they want to be when they grow up. Or, at least they used to. I suppose it’s possible that this particular topic of conversation has fallen out of vogue sometime in the past decade or two. So perhaps I should say that, when I was a fledgling human—back in the age before dinosaurs—this subject came up pretty often. I talked about it with other kids, and with grownups. For some reason, adults loved to ask the question… What do you want to be when you grow up?

Official Photo 25th Annual Literary Feast

In the latest Dispatches I wrote about the great experience I had at Fort Lauderdale as one of the authors participating in the Broward County Public Library Foundation's Literary Feast. The organization is wonderful and was informed that they raised $170,000 for the county's public library system, the seventh largest in the nation. 

Here's the official photo of all the authors. I'm in the last row, fourth from the right.