Forgive the long hiatus. I can only invoke Abraham Lincoln’s observation that it is better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and leave no doubt.
A friend of mine, Elif Batuman, has a star that is rising quickly: she has had at least one piece published in the New Yorker, and was recently awarded something like twenty-five grand for being a promising woman writer. Anyway, she will be reading at three bay area locations this week, as she reports, with scintillating wit, in her blog:
It won’t suck, believe me.
Anyway, cheers, here comes Xmas, hold on tight,