People frequently ask me, “Where did you go to college?” and some look as though I’ve just walloped them in the face with a flounder when I reply, “I didn’t go to college.”  How can that be, I see them thinking, you’re a published author.  Yeah.  And in this era of nearly mandatory MFAs, I…

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I’m fascinated by curious juxtapositions, which always get me thinking, and this week presented an intriguing one.  First, and most sadly, J.D. Salinger passed away, a man as famous for hating being famous as he was for writing “The Catcher in the Rye.”  Second, Martin Levin, Books Editor for The Globe and Mail, wrote an…

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Last night I watched Stephen Colbert skewer fame, God bless him.  Here’s the clip: The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Word – Cognoscor Ergo Sum www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Economy Everyone loves me, says Colbert. I am known, therefore I am. My life has meaning because everything I…

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