Remember how I'm always saying don't get your hopes up that the world will change when you get published? Well, I just got a very funny email from my student Jeri Okamoto Floyd on this subject. Some of her wonderful work is featured in Kicking in the Wall (along with fifteen other students) - and her copy of the book had just arrived from Amazon. She was very excited. She took a picture of it in her office. (above) When her girls came home from school she told them the good news and got ready to read some of her pieces to them. They said, yeah, yeah, yeah, Mom, and got a snack from the fridge and disappeared. So she read her work to her dogs.