My last day in Asheville, I got some work done, walked Hops around near the campus of UNC Asheville, and met up with some of my favorite people in the world, from my most recent grad school program: director (and my thesis advisor), the deeply talented Jessie van Eerden; and poetry professor and dear friend Doug Van Gundy. I bought a ticket to a local play that turned out to be so, well, bad that I left at intermission. I love the theatre – including less-than-professional productions – and have never walked out of one before; it makes me sad. Then I took off for my next stop late in the night. But I’ll be back, Asheville. Thanks for everything.