Saturday, March 31, 2007

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.

5 comments:

Terrance Collins said...

so I fell hook, line etc for the entry about your "cousin". I wondered why you NEVER had mentioned him to me. And it was not April 1- what do I do now? this is very Million Little Pieces.

Terry said...

James Frey and I are old friends, went to school together ( MIT ). He was treated unfairly by Oprah ( Whom I know slightly )

Mr. Collins said...

now I wonder if you're on the right meds after all. Everyone on the Team had thought you were doing well.

TerrEnce said...

This delusion you have: Being part of a treatment team charged with monitoring the meds and behavior of a man living 1,000 north of you. I'm flipping through the DSM-IV as I write this, trying to determine what the syndrome, symptoms of which you are exhibiting in your latest comment, is called. Tell me more about this " Treatment Team. " Do you hear the voices of doctors and nurses whispering, " We've tried everything else, why not ECT? "

OK. Time to get serious. Cut me some slack. It's April Fools Day already.

Mr Collins said...

I want you to use the Quiet Room. I'll come and check on you soon.