May 15, in NOWW's (Northern Ontario Writers Workshop) yearly contest, I placed third in memoir, judged by Anne Coleman, and third in children's, judged by Gordon Korman. What a thrill to have these fine writers comment so positively on my work. I've been super-charged ever since, writing up a storm. Funny, how one incident of positive feedback can be so encouraging. A Buddhist shouldn't need external motivation. Oh, well.