August 28, 2009

Post #2530 – 20090828

I work with a chaplain who is from Tanzania. He had just finished some classes at a local seminary and was looking for some light reading. I gave him a copy of one of your collections of novels, the one with the boy from Mars in it. For a month he would come up to me in the hall and chuckle and thank me for giving him your book. He said he appreciated being able to learn American idioms and colloquialisms from it.

How is the ratatouille diet going?

Daniel replies:

I have many happy memories of Tanzania, and good friends among the Chagga. I do not believe in diets, and the ratatouille fascination evolved into a vegetable soup fixation.