Thursday, May 07, 2009
I’m back and with only 914 emails in my in-box at work. I have blisters on my feet from walking everywhere in London for five or six hours on Monday, and then two hours more Tuesday between yet another BBC interview (this time for “The Strand,” on the BBC World Service) and lunch with friends. I had a great time & want to thank everyone, especially Tony Trehy & Carol Watts for making this fun as well as easy.
My single favorite comment of the entire trip came from a woman the night I read (for all of two minutes) as part of Geof Huth’s performance for the opening of the Signs of the Times exhibit at the Bury Art Gallery. “Are you Ron Silliman of the famous blog?” she asked. I allowed that I was. “I’ve read you for years,” she said. “I didn’t realize you were real.”