Dear Pamala and all,
My heartfelt apologies as it truly was not my intention to be unfairly critical of your sainted father. The reason I wrote at all, something I rarely do as I'm not much given to these sorts of postings, is because I admire his work as I said in the original note:
I'm a longtime listener as I've pleasured in your many fine books via the audio recording format. Hearing your words spoken by Will Patton creates some of the sweetest poetry I know. And always, the deep water of your unassuming, silvery susurrus washes over and reveals our constant, human dualities. My small point as regards Feast Day of Fools is that early on you tell of an "auditory delusion" (sorry no page number as again, I'm listening.) Hallucinations are sensations; delusions beliefs. Thanks for your companionship on my many walks with the dog and daily commutes.
As I read your dad's responses to the many, fine sentiments expressed by his readers, I did not see mine as so unusual not to elicit even a simple "Thanks for the kind words;" thus my polite, second query, which similarly produced no response. As your father, through his exquisitely drawn characters, speaks directly to the matter at hand, so do I; which includes an apology when warranted. He's lucky to have you as, in turn, are you.
Health and good wishes to all,