We had the opportunity to visit Rod from Padrographs while my wife was at a conference in Portland, Oregon.
Rod is responsible for a bookstore that sells the used books from the county library. Near as I can tell Portland must have one of the most successful library systems in the country. In fact shortly after I left Rod, I was at Voodoo Donuts and the young man working the counter saw a book that I had bought at the start and congratulated me for having a library book while on vacation.
We only met for maybe a half hour but Rod was able to give us some good background on Portland's history, geography, and culture. He also showed us around the store pointing me in the direction of the baseball books. The book I picked was a copy of "The Corporal was a Pitcher" about 50s era Philadelphia Athletic Lou Brissie.
I think Rod is only the third card blogger I have met in person - once again it was a pleasure. Rod is just as funny in person as his writing. One of my favorite parts of the afternoon was when one of the customers got upset with us for talking to loud while he was perusing books.