Follow Up

the Face of Everyman was flattered when the newspaper editor returned to the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa for a follow up story on “E’s” humble beginnings.  The editors eyes glazed over when “E” spoke of deep magma chambers, tumultuous eruptions and grinding glacier flows.  Sensing that he had lost his audience “E” opened his sea chest and displayed his medals: The Blue Max, Croix de Guerre, the Victoria Cross . . .    From that point on the editor recorded every pearl of wisdom the venerable sage uttered.