On May 17, 1985, I received a second runner-up award from the Academy of American Poets for some of my poetry. I've also obviously received some other awards, like membership in Phi Beta Kappa. I'm so thankful for how our society's people and organizations give out awards for different wonderful and helpful activities. These kinds of positive actions make people's lives so much happier. Even decades later, I still love to look at this certificate.