By Rick Sutcliffe
Even before I heard the boots clunk on the table behind me I didn't need to turn around to know who'd dropped in.
Some people carry an unmistakable air about them. Besides, regular people knock, even though the door's always open. Not Nellie Hacker. She, BTW for the new reader, helped me found this column back in the day. Well, at least she doesn't wear spurs.
"Hi, Nellie. It's been a while since you popped by to see your old professor."
"Does it really matter?"
"It matters to me. It gets lonely here sometimes."
"Yer Calculus students either know they know too much, or don't know quite enough to know what they don't know, eh? What'ya working on?"
"My latest novel, Book One of The Throne. It's called Culmanic Parts. Just finished in fact and ready for some proofreader friends to look at it."
"That alternate history Christian SF stuff you write? Does it really matter?"
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