Jerry Wade, my partner in crime, informs me of some news from his beloved New Harmony, Indiana, a historic mecca to which I paid a visit last summer. He has informed me of the kick-off there of Summer Forum for Inquiry + Exchange, a residency program organized by Chicago artist Sara Knox Hunter, funded in part through an online Kickstarter campaign. Of the artists, academics, and lecturers scheduled to participate, my favorite is Randall Szott. He is described thusly: he “spent 11 years in college at seven schools in five states and has three degrees. Today, his life is a series of three-week cycles on land and at sea working as a cook aboard a dredge.” I think that I, too, was a seaworthy cook in a former life, though on a Cunard liner, I hope, not on a dredge.