Friend Files is a new feature I’m adding to Away With Words, hopefully at least once every week. I will be interviewing a friend of mine and showcasing why they are a friend to me and what I like about them, and also a mini-interview (five questions) that detail what they think of me. It’s a way to acknowledge my friends out there and what they’re up to and introduce them to my larger group of friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who might be interested in reading. Today, I will be talking about Rick Parker. Before I get into what I think of him, here is my mini-interview with Rick (exchanged over e-mail) where he jotted down just a few thoughts:   RICK PARKER’S…