Tuesday, January 6, 2015


On the first sheet of a legal pad from 2007:

Just started a blog on parking. Did it because I got frustrated trying to get published in print journalism.

I would still like the blog to give me a body of work that would be publishable or lead to my dream job: newspaper columnist. It's a little like being a newspaper columnist, but the circulation is low.

One conflict: I don't want to reveal my name, as it would give too big a clue as to my parking spaces. I am very discreet in the blog. Yet I want fame.

Goal: Earn enough $, get book contract, put car in garage.

It took seven years, and I have yet to become a newspaper columnist, but that earnest goal? Met!