Libby is the child of a military father, so her youth was spent moving around a lot, including a stint of elementary school in Bonn, Germany. She still speaks German for fun with her Arkansas-native parents when they get together for lunch in Louisville.

Jason Noble is the kind of person whose accomplishments are so vast and varied that their description is as ornery a literary task as could be mustered. He was interviewed for K Composite in 1996.

Mary Regal is on an eternal hunt for the perfect avocado. That hunt is a horrible curse, because you don’t know you have the perfect avocado until you open it, but as soon as you open it you have to eat it. Then the search begins again.