That up there is the Team Arsenic logo, drawn by my estimable classmate S. Qiouyi Lu. My Clarion West class was the thirty-third, arsenic is the thirty-third element, and there you are.
I've been home for two weeks now, and it's safe to say that it's changed my life as a writer. There's nothing like living with so many other writers for six weeks, producing new work every week, to force you to examine your craft and its end-product. I'm still having dreams about the class, and my phone keeps reporting how long it would take me to drive to the house where we lived.
I couldn't be more grateful than to have spent my time with the other seventeen students, six instructors, two crucial facilitators, and countless volunteers that made the experience possible. I'm most grateful to my wife Laura, who took care of both our children while I studied to improve my craft.