That post about Tom McCarthy being my cousin. It led to this:
I got an email from a writer this morning. I'd emailed him a few weeks ago mentioning that I liked a paper he had written about blogs and literature. I'd included the address of this blog in my note to him. I'd also asked S.H. if he knew my old friend Tom Lux. Luxy taught where S.H, teaches now. S.H. said he didn't know Tom. Then he went on to say that he played a role in getting Tom McCarthy's book, Remainder published.
I just bought Remainder yesterday and started reading the novel last night.
I thought the odds were good that S.H. would know Tom ( Lux ). But what are the odds that he would be closely connected to the writer I mentioned in my lame April Fools joke yesterday? What are the odds that that would be the book I started reading right after I posted the joke and right before I got that email from R.H.?
Life is strange. And if you try to stay awake and connect a few dots and let the dots get connected on their own...
It can be pretty damn intreresting as well.