B a r b a r y

Their six-year-old kid greeted me and hugged my legs ecstatically. I hugged John, Antonia showered me with compliments. Ganzo and his Lawyer Wife were moving, everyone was smiling.

I drank wine, bottle after bottle after bottle.

I tried to make an impact and get a different kind of television show off the ground. EXTREME BOATS reached cable viewers across Asia, Israel, and Italy. I edited the show on a laptop in someone's aunt's upstairs apartment in a South American resort town.

I don't remember how my Argentine adventure ended, but the five of us were laughing our asses off. It's all so ridiculous, this world.

The last royalty check is in the mail.

D p o n d u . . .