Reflection on and reaction to Sign, by Trudie Homan.
Trudie Homan is retired, but not retiring. She holds a BA in theatre and an MA in something else that also left her unprepared for her accounting career. How it all happened is unclear but was actually not as dull as it sounds. Her poetry is virtually unread and she is rarely published, but she performs it at every opportunity, being a hopeless exhibitionist. Due to the left brain/right brain issue, her interests are over the map. She is enabled by Fred. They divide their time between Kansas City and Chicago.