Breakfast with Skito

I just enjoyed one of the nicest mornings I've had in a long time. I had breakfast with Susan Ito and her husband John!

I've respected Susan for a long time for her work in the adoption community. She devotes a considerable amount of time to PACT Camp, is co-editor of A Ghost at Heart's Edge: Stories and Poems of Adoption, and is a strong voice for ethical adoption. But Susan is a really neat person on many other fronts, too - you may also know her from her column Life in the Sandwich at Literary Mama and her other writing.

I got to know Susan from her blog and from my (really pathetic) participation in one of her online writing classes, which I enjoyed immensely in spite of the fact that I was a terrible student. Susan was extremely patient with my feeble attempts, as well as encouraging. She's a wonderful teacher.

Being now able to say I've met her in real life, I can also say she's just plain fun, as is John. Over coffee and egg sandwiches at a little Alexandria cafe, we talked about family and life, and shared our thoughts on society today. I like the way Susan and John think, probably because we clearly shared the same opinions on pretty much everything we talked about.

Susan, John, thanks for touching base and taking time out of your weekend to get together. I enjoyed it immensely and can't wait for the next time! Safe travels home!!

Comments

Judy said…
Ohhhhh, how wonderful for both of you!
Margie said…
It was great, Susan is just terrific!!!

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