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October 31, 2002
The great thing about associating with writers, is their use of language. People with vocabulary! And a poetic way of using it. What a joy to have a conversation with someone and have to go away and refer to the dictionary. After years with politicos, and their endless “tranparency”s and “accountability”s (yuck), it’s such a pleasure. David refers to my e-mail fwds… “Andie’s e-mail motif,” he says.

“I used to love his work,” says Alex “but more latterly…”

People who say, “as Auden said” or “as Proust said”, rather than “as Marx said” or “as Chomsky said”! Bye-bye Karl. Hello…