Reading Anita Silvey's, "Children's Book Almanac," I discovered things about author Bill Martin I never knew. He had a Ph.D. and started his career in publishing. He mentored Eric Carle. He's no longer with us.

The journey we take as life moves along and careers progress is rarely a linear, predicatable one. My journey has had twists and turns too numerous to count. I've done work in my "career" that is vastly different than what I plan to do for the next 20 some-odd years. (putting electrodes on research subjects? really?)

What does the future hold for me? for you? We'll have to wait and see.