Essay I’m Reading — “Still Alive”

Essay I’m Reading — “Still Alive”

Some of my dear friends are journalists, and they’re wonderful people. They measure twice and cut once. They are thoughtful, unrushed, and considerate, despite organizational pressure and incentives to be the opposite. That takes extraordinary discipline, and it’s fucking hard. It isn’t the path of least resistance, and I admire the hell out of them for doing what is right, despite the uphill path. This includes some amazing humans at the NYT. This praise doesn’t mean that they write fluff pieces; it means they aim to be fair and humane and take the time necessary to think about ethics and the Golden Rule.

11 Reasons Not to Become Famous (or “A Few Lessons Learned Since 2007”)

11 Reasons Not to Become Famous (or “A Few Lessons Learned Since 2007”)

Let the cymbals of popularity tinkle still. Let the butterflies of fame glitter with their wings. I shall envy neither their music nor their colors. — John AdamsLetters of John Adams Addressed to His Wife “If I’m not famous by 30, I might as well put a bullet in my head.” That’s an actual sentence …