A regular clerkmanifesto reader asks:
After writing nearly 4,000 daily missives here do you ever find the well runs dry?
No. Because whenever I am not sure what to write I simply make up a question for a pretend reader to ask. And then I answer it.
And do you find that works?
Not as succinctly as I initially think it would.
Once the conversation starts it's not as easy to end it.
Because the reader keeps asking questions?
There's that. And also, once the enquiring reader is invented they take on a life of their own.
I do feel kind of... alive. I can smell... fall leaves, and, and... woodsmoke, and tar!
Welcome to the world.
I love it here! But will I disappear when this post is over?
No. Don't worry. You are alive in our hearts now forever.