Outdoor Blogging

September 19th, 2005

Woody Guthrie never wrote a rousing anthem decrying the plight of TV-show hosts with blogs -- and I think I can understand why: I'm tapping away at my PowerBook outside a Berkeley café, sipping Italian coffee, my bald pate shaded from the sun by a big red umbrella ... It's just hard to work up a grievance when doing this is "working."

Entry Filed under: let's digress

2 Comments

  • 1. David Golia  |  September 20th, 2005 at 1:48 pm

    David, the author schlepper here. I was just discussing the same thing recently with Nik Hornby. We were driving along, blasting Bruce Springsteen on our way to meet adoring fans at a book signing. We both had guily thoughts about how when our fathers went to work, they actually “worked”

  • 2. Josh Kornbluth  |  September 26th, 2005 at 2:33 pm

    David — I think you may be closing in on nailing one of the myriad problems with our generation. Though I’m not sure whether it’s our remoteness from “real” experience or our debilitating guilt about that remoteness. …


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