Wm. Samuel BradfordWm. Samuel Bradford, presuming the schlub could get it together, woke early this morning. He fed his cats and scooped their litter (inputs/outputs). He swigged coffee and scribbled on paper (inputs/outputs). His desk faces a blank wall. It was so barbarically early that he could believe the delusion that he was the only person in the world who was not asleep.

He attended Emory University on scholarship, where he majored in English and chemistry. He took classes taught by Natasha Tretheway and Salman Rushdie. A scholarship sent him to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for a year. He earned a masters degree in medieval literature.

He returned, married his college tango partner, and got a job as a high school English teacher.