Because, see, Mr. Dixon gave my friend some sort of happy-flower thing, and the caption indicated the happy-flower was from Stephen Dixon, Condalmo-fave author of Interstate, I., Frog, 30 Pieces of a Novel, Old Friends, etc.! Well, it didn’t list his novels. But his name was there.
Upon sober reflection:
- He would not be using a computer.
- Even if he was – now being retired, and perhaps frisky – would he be using Facebook?
- Even if this was true (a stretch already!) would he be sending happy-dragon-baby things to people?
- Would he know my former co-worker, a dedicated non-reader?
I really should have known better. Ladies and gentlemen, the other Stephen Dixon: