Country Roads Magazine, December 2018
“One of the most important skills any person can develop is to eavesdrop well. If you can gaze vacantly at a paperback while skimming the conversations around you like radio stations, you’ll seldom have a dull flight. (The paperback is essential; the last thing you want to have happen is that someone you’re trying to eavesdrop on actually addresses you.) If you can master this feat, the world is your Scheherazade; prison stints, miscarriages, failed loves, alcoholic binges, dramatic resignations, ashtray-throwing breakups, and any other human drama you can imagine will be described within eight feet of you if you but look nonthreatening and hide behind a novel.