Friday, February 24, 2006

Chip Off the Block

I guess as of today I am, quite literally, "yesterday's news."

I suppose I could be annoyed that my most prominent feature in the New York Times article is a tendency to write bad poetry. But as I see it, I'm carrying on a fine family tradition. One of my great-grandfathers was known as "the radio poet". Possibly the first of his kind - radio was a new medium and nobody was quite sure what it was good for. So he got a show based on his newspaper column that mixed poems he liked and poems he had written.

The poems he had written weren't all that good either, but enthusiasm is worth something...


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