The Belligerent Bard of Baltimore is now blogging! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
Actually, apparently, he's been blogging at davidsimon.com for a while now, based on the back-dated posts. But he chose to go official with it this week. Why? He implies, indirectly, that it's related to the brouhaha caused by a recent interview he did with The New York Times where he appeared to cop to a bit of contempt for bandwagon-hopping The Wire fans. He now says that the interview didn't accurately reflect his sentiments. " . . .I managed to say something that I not only don’t believe, but that is contradicted by every other interview that precedes it," he writes of the interview. This blog, it seems, is Simon's attempt to control his own message.
Anyway, we're thrilled. We always love to read Simon's take on, well, just about anything (early posts riff on mallards at a Royal Farms store—really—plus the politics of the Pulitzer Prize and the media's tendency to look for easy heroes and villains as it relates to the Trayvon Martin case).
And how bout that blog title: "The Audacity of Despair." (Okay, we laughed.)
Welcome to the world of blogging, David. We're told it can really open some doors for aspiring writers.
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