Reading and writing are like air/boat/train tickets. I can travel anywhere with these tickets in hand, to the past, to the future, deep within the human spirit or in and out of the heart of a city. Reading makes this travel possible every day, with no hidden fees. The only fare I am asked to pay is time. And I am happy to pay it. As much time as I can afford…sometimes a bit more.

Writing requires that I travel both with my mind and with my body. It’s harder work, but oh, so satisfying.