My 5-year-old pen pal says (via her mother):
Derek’s a nice person. He doesn’t care how I spell. He did at first but then I had to teach him how not to care.
Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.