The day was so hot we could have been in Havana with a breeze kicking up off the harbor, but instead we were in the reading gallery at Village Books in Fairhaven. Thank you, Elisabeth Eaves, for a photo from this evening, Mockingbird’s release. Thank you, Dee Robinson & Chuck Robinson for orchestrating such a delightful launch. And thank you, Bellingham, Lummi Island, friends, neighbors, colleagues in activism, fellow writers, favorite painters, close family and kind strangers for joining the celebration. It’s times like this I wish I spoke Spanish, so that I could send you all muchas gracias y abrazos-