From the Editor


Fall 2021
Dear Readers,
Flash insight from the time of COVID: doing nothing is exhausting. Sitting around all day, reading, listening to music, and working on the computer is the opposite of restful. Still, I have managed to pull together the Fall issue of Persimmon Tree – just in time for my favorite season. That accomplishment and the crisp, cool breeze coming in through my windows may, with luck, energize me.
Meanwhile, if you ask me what is going on, I will say “I am resting my eyes,” when actually I am napping. Like my cats, when I close my eyes I fall asleep. Over and over, all day long. Even an espresso can’t snap me awake. The cats nap. With one cat on each side of me, I nap. My secret: I am a world class napper.
Sue Leonard (and Dmitri and Guthrie)