hey all -- i'm going to be in chicago next week as the guest speaker for the 3rd annual Butler Lecture. my speech is called "wandering wonderland", and it's about growing up an immigrant in the states. not as heavy as it sounds, as it's mostly anecdotes from my very screwy childhood, and the books and teachers that pulled me through it. obviously by this illo sendak plays heavy. if you're in the chicago area, come to the lecture if you can!