Thanks for your kind words! This piece is an older one–written in the 2010-2011 timeframe. I was more than surprised by the writing, the shock of a few sentences when I looked it over again to submit. You should see how my writing and projects have progressed since then! Academically and creatively. This was just a warmup.
And yes, always good to find time to squeeze readings in–especially unplanned ones. Wishing you well, Mr. Williams.