Did You Know?
I had a piece in the Boston Globe Magazine a few weeks ago. If you didn’t see it you must not be paying attention: it was highly celebrated in obscure literary circles across the globe. Or maybe you’re listening to mainstream scholarship, which I regard as the enemy of thoughtful scribes, poo-pooing entries in print like mine as “tremors registering about 0.1 on the literary Richter scale” (not true!). Smart-aleck remarks like that are the result of sheer jealously. Some people don’t like that I can hide in the darkest corners of the internet then emerge after months and sometimes years to enter 650 carefully chosen words into the printed record. And contrary to what some people may think, these pieces have the potential to upset one or two of the less-balanced pieces on chess tables located at a temblor’s epicenter.
(You can read the column here: What if we had met when we were younger?)