My brother Jimmy read my post about taking hemorrhoid cream instead of toothpaste to my writers' conference and he texted me saying that hemorrhoid cream might not be a bad call--if I had swollen gums.
Oh, Jimmy. What would this sister do without you?
Meanwhile, John Bytheway provided us all with great quotes about the writing life. My favorite comes from Elmore Leonard: "I try to leave out the parts that people skip."