Sunday, January 26
Hearing myself on the radio today, one thing kept going through my mind:

"Do I speak in a monotone all the time?"

Roman Mars does a hell of a nice job editing me down to size. He thankfully removed all the parts where I blathered about how kids have no sense of irony, and we forget that teen agers take everything so seriously. It's a subject that has come up frequently for me, and Michael Moore explores it some in Bowling for Columbine.

I aspire to create irony in my fiction. Irony is being around long enough to see a pattern emerge and gaining emotional distance from something to appreciate its cyclical nature. Irony is something that only comes with experience. In fiction, a writer has a limited amount of time to convey any idea, and to be able to create irony means that not only have you conveyed an idea, but you have repeated it, developed it, expanded it, and then brought it back onto itself and created a self-reflexive moment. A perfect joke achieves irony in a single sentence.

Didja hear the one about the writer who was so successful he had a web site?

I define irony as the fact that the most public attention my writing has received is that I've now been on the radio twice, for the same event.

I'm on the radio today, on invisibleinkradio.com, at 2 pm.

More thoughts on this to follow, along with a career update. In the meantime, it's time to start shopping Free Radicals around town again.

Saturday, January 11
It's been forever and a day since I've actually posted someting of substance to this site. Well, it will have to wait.

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