Gander | Entiat, WA | May 2019

Mr. Wiggins, my first boss after college, often waddled down the office hall honking orders at subordinates. His fluff and bluff had little effect on our work. But one afternoon, Mr. Wiggins entered my cubicle and declared, “I have wisdom for you.” He leaned toward me and, in a stage whisper, divulged: “Sammy Davis Jr. is the greatest entertainer of all time.” I waited for a punchline, but none came. Since then, I’ve been encouraged by that incident to : 1) always question authority, and 2) seek my own wisdom.