Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Friends and Old Friends

by Maggie Sefton

Reporting in from the Chicago area: Last weekend I was at the large knitting Expo, STITCHES---Midwest, where I met at least 200 knitters as I signed copies of the Kelly Flynn knitting mysteries. It was a blast!

Right now, I'm visiting with old friends in the suburban Chicago area, Lake Barrington. Some of you may remember my mentioning Lake Barrington last June when I was here after the release of the latest in the Kelly Flynn mysteries, UNRAVELED. I stayed with my friends then and posted about the beautiful old barn that graced the edge of their property, the last vestige of a farming past.

I'm visiting with a very dear old friend, who I met years and years ago at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Kathryn N. Black, a gifted clinical psychologist and researcher, who is also a renowned expert in the area of the education of gifted and talented children. Age has slowed my dear friend's physical abilities but her mind is still as sharp and her insights as incisive as ever. She just finished another article on the subject of gifted and talented education for publication.

Kathryn shares my enjoyment of Sci Fi movies and television and introduced me to a few new Sci Fi-type TV shows I'd missed: Alphas, Eureka, and Warehouse 13. Have any of you seen these new shows? What did you think?