Had a fabulous time in Texas. Read at the American Book Review series at UH-Victoria on Thursday. Wonderful turnout and a chance to sit down with high school students from St. Joe's. Tom Williams took me for barbecue at Kreuz Market in Lockhart. No plates, no forks, no sauce. Fabulous brisket. Also managed to eat barbecue at Mumphord's Place in Victoria, Stubb's in Austin and my old favorite Sam's in Austin--best mutton on earth. Met Tom and Carmen's eight-month-old son Finn for the first time. Hung out with my friends Debra, Gary, and my goddaughter Marie.