A Few Asides
Why'd I turn off comments on the last piece? Because the nastiness of them was getting right up my nose. If you don't like my stuff, go bother some other blogger. Or start your own. I don't seek or need universal approval, but the personal insults go too far.
Two fine young student journalists have interviewed me in the past week. Thank you, Natalie and Will, for asking better questions and for caring more about accuracy than any of the professionals I've encountered over the past few months. You were prepared and you were on time. That's 99 percent of the job right there.
Lots of theater to see this week. If you're in the Dallas area, I highly recommend the new one at Kitchen Dog Theater at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary. Tracy Letts' Bug is one you won't soon forget. There's full-frontal nudity, simulated freebasing of cocaine and some extremely realistic violence. Also, a phenomenally dark and funny script. Knocked me out, start to finish. Here's the link to my Dallas Observer review of it.