I finally had a chance to work on chapter three, and I introduced a new character named “Bobcat.” He appears to be a hermit, but he’s much more than that. I don’t want to give too much away. However, I based him on an individual I met while I was working as a reporter in Ashland, Ore. The fellow went by the name Bobcat and I never learned (or don’t remember) his real name. As I write in my chapter, he was a wiry man with a knee-length beard matted into a single dreadlock. He was an environmental activist, and I assume Bobcat was his nom de guerre. What’s your favorite nom de guerre?