Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Why Didn't I Say That?
I am normally quite slow, nay, absolutely begrudgingly snailish about offering or recommending someone else's writing. I know, I know... duhhh.
The URL offered above is the exception to the Church Doctrine of Hesitant Advice. Mark Morford is a columnist for an obscure little San Francisco website called SFGate.com. Over the past several years, his offerings have kept me grounded in a world that has lost all grounding. His work is witty, funny, avant garde, sometimes shocking and always instructive in a non-instructive mode. He is maybe the most honest, unabashedly unapologetic critic of the Beltway and Americana that I have ever read. His words sparkle with a gleam created by anarchy, fueled with protein-packed conviction and coated with the sweetness of pure spirituality-- with a bounteous dose of iconoclastic altruism thrown in to add a touch of spice to his magical wordfests.
Honestly, I feel his work should be required reading for any writer. Regardless of your agreement or disagreement with his political stances, after reading his columns you will possess a new appreciation for phrasing and nuanced meaning. Give him a look... I promise it will not be a waste of your time. If you're anything like me at all, I suspect you'll soon subscribe and receive his work in your e-mail, like I do. (Did I mention that it's free?)