Has it really been 10 days since my last post? I wish I could say that I’ve been off doing exciting things in some exotic destination, but I’ve been here, fixated on my computer screen, reviewing the copyedits to the crab cookbook and trying to keep my eyes from crossing as I make the necessary changes. Between that and taxes, I’ve been having more fun than I can handle.
But the blogsphere hasn’t been missing me, oh no. It’s humming out there! In between checking ingredient lists and tallying my business mileage, I’ve been sneaking peeks at Jeffrey Chodorow’s public spanking of Frank Bruni, and Sam’s clever letter to Jeffrey in response.
I’m a Frank Bruni fan. I think he’s an excellent writer; his pieces radiate a sense of enthusiasm and delight, and they’re always fun to read. From the Kobe review: “If Akira Kurosawa hired the Marquis de Sade as an interior decorator, he might end up with a gloomy rec room like this.” Let’s hope that he continues to speak his mind, regardless of the occasional rants by self-aggrandizing restaurateurs.