January 1st, 2009

How many people named "Skloot" can there be?

The NY Times Magazine has a fascinating article about service animals and whether they should include creatures like parrots and miniature horses here.

What was equally fascinating for me was the name of the author: Rebecca Skloot. When I first working at Kaiser in the 1990s, I met a manager named Betsy Skloot. And her husband, Floyd Skloot, was starting to make a name for himself and his writing. It was so exciting for me to know someone, even tangentially, who was actually published.

Betsy and Floyd are long divorced, and I haven't seen her in years. I run into Floyd every few years. He has written about his experiences with chronic fatigue syndrome, which a good friend also has.

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