Sunday, August 20, 2017

My shortcomings and virtues in one

I was lying in bed, turning over a few good blog ideas in my head before dozing, when I got onto a really good one. So I started telling myself this sharp little blog post in my own mind, like a bedtime story. It was soothing, not least because here I was, short on my posts, and now there was this beautiful little one making dancing, erudite pictures in my imagination.

"Should I get up and go downstairs and write it?" I asked myself.

Hemingway would have. Tolstoy would have. Flannery O'Connor would have.

I rolled over and let the angels have it.


If you were wondering, yes, you should comment. Not only does it remind me that I must write in intelligible English because someone is actually reading what I write, but it is also a pleasure for me since I am interested in anything you have to say.

I respond to pretty much every comment. It's like a free personalized blog post!

One last detail: If you are commenting on a post more than two weeks old I have to go in and approve it. It's sort of a spam protection device. Also, rarely, a comment will go to spam on its own. Give either of those a day or two and your comment will show up on the blog.