Please meet fantastic endodontist AND newly minted writer Dr. Randall Rex Calvert who has successfully extracted hidden gold from my root canal (I swear I didn’t hide it there) and will extract more in December (it seems there is a lot!). Randy’s story is so incredible, I want your listening ear. It’ll blow off your socks and inspire you to jump to the clouds.
A few months ago I went to see Randy due to tooth pain (my dentist uncovered the need for a root canal). Randy started the appointment by telling me a story—a story about my tooth and teeth in general, their roots, how they work, what's inside, how they live, how it all relates to the body as a whole, and I sat there, listening, absolutely mesmerized, thinking to myself, “This here is a born storyteller.” Those weren't simply facts about teeth, they were stories with plenty of mystery, thrill, and action. After looking at my tooth Randy confirmed that I did indeed needed to excavate things my root canal (all the hidden treasures in there), and I believe I mentioned something about writing. Or maybe I said I was a writer. I can't remember exactly now, but we go to talking about writing, and Randy said it was always his dream to write, and he had an idea about a novel, but nothing on paper yet.