Clutter is the disease of American writing.
We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.
The summer of 1991, I took $2,000 of my savings and a desktop program, and I asked my friends to write 800 words about something they cared about. I got eight or nine articles and put them together. It was no frills, black and white, no graphics. I printed them out and just dumped piles around D.C.
When I was 7, I came up with the idea of 'charm socks.
' My mom would take me to buy bags of plastic charms, we would sew them on frilly white socks, and I sold them at school.
I listened to Kelley's record with pleasure.
Great to hear real music with respect for the righteous roots. Her singing is outstanding - no frills, down to the bone and intense.
Last Update: January, 2020