Joe: Good evening Calliope.
Calliope: And a good evening to you, Joe. I thought you might have taken an extended vacation.
Joe: Not quite. I have been very busy socially with people coming to town and with small trips here and there.
Calliope: How is the writing coming?
Joe: I finished a review of my first draft, attending to grammar and flow of ideas. I discovered a few stress related topics I overlooked in planning the book. They include organization as a way to minimize stress, physical and psychological stigma, the enchantment of everyday life (per Thomas Moore and the dream of the earth after Thomas Berry, my old mentor. Maybe I will include that story in the book.
Calliope: How do you feel about your progress?
Joe: Very good. I felt the book was a little choppy, but once I read it through I found it holds together quite well.
Calliope: What’s next?
Joe: After I add the sections I just mentioned, I have several readers lined up for their input. Then I will decide how to approach publication. But one step at a time.
Calliope: Well said. Good luck with the stretch.