Not everyone can say he makes a living being a pain in the neck.
But that’s me. Four days a week, and sometimes more, for the past 23 years I’ve done my best to live up to H.L. Mencken’s credo that a reporter’s only real job is "to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted."
That’s nearly 5,000 columns in all. To that I’ve added a dozen books and contributed to that many more, have an armload of manuscripts floating in various stages of completion, and have produced hundreds of other articles, short stories and poems on a wide variety of themes.