Monday, April 24, 2006

This is me, having my say.

I wrote two letters to the editor of the Salt Lake Tribune last week, and both of them got published! So what, you say? Okay, you have a point, but still.

It's an occupational hazard for all sorts of academics to want to have their say, I feel. (Praise to those of my colleagues who are not discourse-space hogs. I used to be worse, that's all I can say about that.) Today I was in a last-of-the-year committee meeting, where members of two different committees and the academic vice president were all in attendance. Everyone--including me, of course--was waving his/her hand around, and then just completely blowing off the etiquette and speaking over one another. Everyone having his/her say, till we all wanted to die and hopefully take someone else in the room with us.

Anyway, as of Sunday, I have spoken my piece to the sports editor, and through him, to the columnist I can't stand, as well as called out some official at the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Hear me roar, y'all.


  1. I loved both letters. But the Jazz letter is especially good.

    If anyone wants to see lisa b's pro Jazz community writing campaign in action. Go to

  2. Thanks for the link, Middlebrow. Long live the Revolution! Heartwarming; shades of Abzug & McGovern!

  3. I preferred the Boy Scout letter (way to work the gay issue in too!).



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