I wrote this month’s Tidal Life column today, despite watching Mexico beat France at lunch time, while looking over the screen of my laptop. This gave me delusions of grandeur for a little while … If I can do one in a day, with half my brain going “no way! he was offside!” why then, I can do one every day!
Then I looked at how long it had been since I posted on this site. Oh, yeah.
My topic for the day started out clear enough, it was – heck, what was it? Water? Oil? Irony?
The whole thing ended up to be about how complex things have become. You can read all about it on Saturday in the South Whidbey Record, for now I want to highlight someone else’s writing, and fawn a little bit, having found a new writing hero.
Tonight I was just noodling around, checking email, glancing through Facebook, reading all those “short and self indulgent” (Stephen Colbert) Twitter posts. Last thing I clicked on was a Tweet from @gapingvoid, a big favorite of mine ’cause he draws wicked cartoons. Which led me to a post on his blog about things we look forward to reading. Which led me to Clay Shirky and a post about … complexity.
Wish I’d found it before I sent my opus off to the paper. Or maybe I will seem as brilliant as Shirky to those who read my short, hopefully not too self indulgent essay.
Anyway, I now understand the idea of anticipating the reading of a certain writer’s content. And once again I vow to do better.