Dear Graydon:

Forgive me for peddling this column under a misnomer—Upstate Journal has temporarily morphed into Postcard from Palm Beach! But GOODNESS, I never anticipated, when I pitched you on a journal of my “new start,” that it would pull me down into one of my old haunts. Dare I say that this development has imbued my writing with more PEP! Or maybe it’s just the packet of chocolate-covered coconut patties that I just gnawed through.