I attended my first writer’s conference in April of 2005 and I forgot to pack deodorant. Fortunately, I had a small container of perfumed body powder. My aunt uses powder because she is allergic to most deodorants, so I thought I could use it too. And I did. And it worked.


it turns out I’m allergic to that particular body powder. I had a rash almost to my elbow. Fortunately, it was a short conference.

See this video for the location of the conference I just attended: