An enthusiastic audience of 40 or so turned out at the Deep River Yacht Club for the eastern launch of Riotous Assembly. These are my “Pine Rapids” family, both long-time dear friends and more recent aficionados of Kate Smithers’ adventures in that wacky town up a mid-northern Ontario valley. I was humbled and flattered by the distances some came for the event: from Toronto (by bus!), Ottawa and Killaloe! Just proves there’s no place like home.