I'm still crushing on Terry Teachout, whose writing is as crisp and juicy as a Granny Smith apple. The guy is unfailingly polite and good-natured, he has a sentimental streak, and his blog is the absolute best out there.
He talks quite a bit about writing, which is why you should read his blog even if you're not interested in the arts scene (he's a drama and music critic)....
This morning Terry's having a "pledge drive". He writes:
No, we don't want you to send us any money (not unless you can spare a life-changingly significant sum, in which case we accept with pleasure!). But do this, please:
If you read "About Last Night" regularly and enjoy doing so, tell a friend about us.
Do it right now.
Yes, sir. I just told a bunch of friends. Again.
By the way, if anyone out there enjoys my blog, maybe you could mention it on yours today. Or if you're not a blogger, how about just e-mailing a friend or two? You could say that although Brenda is no Terry Teachout, bless her heart, she does seem to try awfully hard to inform, amuse, and make you think. And once in a while she posts a really nice photograph.
Will you think about it? I'd be profoundly grateful.