Eden M. Kennedy

mission accomplished, pal

Eden M. Kennedy is the co-author (with Alice Bradley) of the book Let's Panic About Babies! (St. Martin's Press).

A former college-radio DJ, Mrs. Kennedy has driven cross-country six times in a 1973 Volkswagen Bug and enjoys standing on her head.

Currently she works a straight job and is just about finished writing her first novel.

Last night I was having trouble sleeping* and I started trying to think of sports celebrities whose names, just by changing out a letter or two, could be easily turned into office supplies. I started out with Kenny Stapler**, but then I couldn't think of any more, so I decided that Kenny Stapler was on the desk of an accountant named Bob Costus, but then it changed to a pawn shop so his partner could be Karl Maloan. Then I decided they'd be in England so that their toilet could be named Tyronn Loo. Then I fell asleep.

*There appears to be a train driver, or engineer, or whoever gets to blow the horn on a train, who hates Santa Barbara, and who tries to wake up the entire town whenever he comes through. I once read where a single scooter traveling through Paris at night can wake up up to 200,000 people.

**Sometimes if I'm writing (longhand) while I'm tired I'll transpose lowercase p, b, and d. What's more interesting, to me at least, is when I do the same thing while typing. Those keys aren't even close to each other.