Is This Heaven?
by Mike Palecek
This is Iowa.
Where "Hip Hop" is the new joint replacement wing on the nursing home.
And where the entire state is eligible to park in the handicapped zone - because we love war.
Writers often have a person in mind when they write.
I don't know how that happens or how we choose that person. But I think we imagine that person liking a particular sentence, or not liking, and hoping to please.
I think we also start out imagining things like being famous, like Hemmingway, or about one million writers in The Large Book Of Hot-Shot Writers that has everybody in it but us.
The other day someone posted a comment on one of my articles on Op-Ed News.
Nothing to add to try and further your line of thought.
I just want you to know that I am reading your articles and I enjoy them and your perspective very much.
It seemed important for me to simply tell you.
Tell you Thank You.
Please keep up the good work and the great articles.