On a trip back to Cape Cod this week we stopped at the Hyannis Rink so my sister Elin Schran could get a little ice time. I got some rentals (whee!) and happened to have my reading copy of serpentine loop with me – which was neat because a year and a half ago we did the same thing (exiting 90F heat, entering the rink, playing around) and I saw Elin bewitch a public school skater and lend him her mittens. I wrote “Pivot” about that. We took some photos of the book next to the lost and found that sparked the piece and then found the hockey skills mannequins by the boards. My mother, Tenley Albright, posed with them. Afterwards, George, who handles rentals asked about the book and asked if he could read “Pivot” and then buy a copy. Perhaps we will be planning an off-ice reading in the near future!