John Gilgun (The Naming of the Conditioned Responses) lives in retirement in St. Joseph MO after 39 years as a college professor, 29 of those years spent in St. Joseph. He writes a Daily Poem each morning and transmits it by e-mail to his creative writing group, Crewtonia. He is a kind, loving and fundamentally decent gay man who loves life and loves his friends (who love him in return) and he loves the act of writing itself. At the age of 66, he looks 46 and accepts the fact that he is Peter Pan and has never grown up or needed to grow up. He seems to be, finally, what some gay men were born to be: a thing of beauty and a boy forever.