Yet another Emersonian Soapbox, not with any art, though, for some reason. This one is complete with a (magazine) typo so graciously pointed out by a cranky commenter; if anyone else cares to answer him, please feel free. Anyway, I believe anyone who ever spent more than two days working retail will appreciate Retail Retaliation.
I have started a food blog today under the pseudonym Genavieve Laloue. Please come visit and give me some business! I hope to post daily updates about the trials and tribulations of eating in New York. Seriously.
I have a column in the new issue of Traveler on page 20. It was chosen by the blogger/editor of the Intelligent Travel blog and print section. "A Baptism Over Flame," about the Argentine asado, is excerpted from a longer verision I wrote in Column Writing a couple of years ago.
Upon seeing it, people keep asking me, "When were you in Argentina?" as if I had disappeared unannounced for a week or two without them noticing. But that's what's cool about travel writing; if the experience sticks, it could have happened a day ago or twenty years ago. In my case, the beef was transformative.