Thursday, September 17, 2020

Reader questions


A reader writes in to clerkmanifesto to ask:

Hmm. Wait. No one appears to have written in to ask anything. 

Ah well, I can answer anyway:

Dear Reader:

First of all: Thank you for your kind words about my blog! I am touched. I know I seem amazingly self-contained and unaffected by success and by what anyone thinks of me, but...

Hmm, apparently I misplaced my second part of that sentence. Never mind. Let's carry on!

You ask a lot of interesting questions about my blog. I will try to answer them.

1. I am in no way obsessed with ferrets. 

2. I have never met a ferret.

3. What's with all the questions about ferrets?

4. I'm not the one asking all the questions about ferrets!

5. Well, these are the questions you would have asked if you actually wrote in thank you very much!

6. No, I don't think I just show pictures when I lose control of a blog post!

7. I am so glad you have taken an interest in my photography. Here are four random pictures I have recently taken.

8. No, oddly they're not of ferrets.

9. Yes, I agree it's a bit of a missed opportunity.



  1. I can at least take a guess at 2, 3, 4. But please, what is the first one? A hint, at least?

    1. A real live question, how exciting!

      It wasn't meant as a quiz or anything this time so I am happy to reveal all! The first one is some mostly dried up, closed up end of season lilies, backlit on a panel of light, and with some weird color and light manipulation to make some of the textures colors more visible (sounds fancier than it is!).


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.