My fifth contribution to D Magazine appears in the April issue of D Magazine: Behind the Curtain of Scarborough Renaissance Festival.

Unlike what outsiders may assume, Scarborough’s staff doesn’t actually think they’re from 1533 England. They don’t wear chain mail over their airbrushed t-shirts, quote Monty Python incessantly, or get lost in World of Warcraft. They’re actors, professionals. The cast presents guerilla theater: no stage, no script, and no separation from the audience. With their help, Scarborough offers the closest thing we have to a magic kingdom in Texas.

I had a lot of fun working on this one. It's hard not to be smitten by the people who work at Scarborough. They are funny and talented people. What's not to love?

In other news, my Ready Writing students competed in our district tournament this week. Every one of them placed -- 4th, 5th, and 6th. Not too shabby. It's a good way to end my tenure as their writing coach.