The student’s name is Jessica, but she asked me to call her Jess when she e-mailed a request for some biographical information. She said she’d call to interview me on Monday or Tuesday. I’m nervous. I’m afraid I’ll say something dumb or something I’ll regret later. Or, worse yet, maybe I won’t be able to think of anything interesting to say. One of the reasons I like being a writer is that it enables me to revise my thoughts and words many times before someone else hears/reads them. I’ve never been very good at “thinking on my feet.” Good thing I’m not a politician.