When I was nine, I gave Metallica directions to a venue. I also helped the band Korn unload gear before they were famous. I met a few poets and writers at my undergrad creative writing program. Among them were Toni Morrison, Frank McCourt, Maya Angelou, and Neil Gaiman. William Kennedy Smith frequented the bakery I worked in. This was during his rape case. I shook Obama’s hand when he spoke at my niece’s graduation. He was still a senator then.