When I found out that Rick had taught his first English Class at the University level, I was proud of and for him. Not that I thought Rick had reached his lifes dream of being a teacher but just the opposite. I can't think of anything that Rick would rather NOT do than teach class, maybe I'm wrong. Prehaps the years have mellowed the grizzeled writer and he enjoys the banter with young thinkers. My mind drifted to the movie "Conrack" starring a young Jon Voight teaching the children on an island in the south. I always liked that movie and think I should watch the film again. I always liked Rick as well. Bravo, Rick!