Wow. Flurry of updates. My mind must be spinning in circles...probably because I started drinking coffee (bad! I know!).
Five minutes ago, a stranger at the library asked me if I have any relatives in Portsmouth, NH, because apparently I look like some people he knows there. Huh.
I'm currently reading The Grapes of Wrath (though not quickly enough...), and today I noticed that in the front of the book there's a tiny pig with wings under the inscription Ad Astra Per Alia Porci. The flying pig is "Pigasus," Steinbeck's personal mascot, and the Latin motto means "To the stars on the wings of a pig."