What a surprise to meet Bruce Thomas at the 2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Workshop this past weekend. Bruce flew in from Kansas for the workshop, but we discovered that we GREW UP ON THE SAME STREET in Jackson, Mississippi! He lived across the street from my best friend, but he was 10 years younger than me, so we didn’t really hang out. But it’s fun to imagine that we probably rode our bikes behind the same bug machine. Bruce is a great guy and it was fun getting to know him this weekend.