“I have learned to live fairly comfortably with my writer’s humiliation, and have worn it like a second skin over my original thinner one. After all, humiliations are suffered by most writers most of the time. And — to express a thought about life in the real world, for once — a writer’s humiliations are chicken feed as compared with those endured by people who work for a living, and are grateful simply to make it home at night. Writers are already home.”
—Roger Rosenblatt, author and journalist, “Please Turn to the Chapter on Obscurity . . . ,” The New York Times, 2014 (Thanks to alert WORDster Chip Scanlan)
• Editorial Comment: And already in their jammies.
PeezPix by Ted Pease
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