Me and my friend Bill

This is Bill, and he lives near Houston but was willing to drive all the way out to Austin to have dinner with me and Jon. He started sending me funny stories about fatherhood a few years ago, stories that made me laugh out loud, so then I had to read them to Jon, and sometimes I shared them with my family, so he had no choice but to become my friend. I forced him against his will. He’s also a contributer to the anthology I put together, and his essay is the one that ends the book. I’m so thrilled I got to work with him.