Our "change jar" is overflowing. Your generosity astounds me. Yesterday, instead of working on my novel-in-progress, I did little more than write thank-you notes, one after another after another, to readers across the United States, Mexico, Canada, Switzerland, Australia—country after country. Our community of readers is even more widespread and diverse than I knew, and the outpouring of your donations for A Year of Being Here has been nothing short of wondrous. The project is now on solid footing.
I scarcely know what to say. So I will simply put my hands together, and bow deeply.