March 26, 2012

Post #2801 – 20120326

Mr. Pinkwater,

I have long enjoyed your books/essays/NPR appearances and more recently your podcasts. This may not be typical, since I at least appear to be a responsible, functioning adult.

There is a wonderful synchronicity between your essays (and presumably your life experience) and your fiction.

I very much appreciate your podcast and listen regularly. I do worry about Webmaster Ed. He often sounds like he has a cold. Perhaps this explains his interest in medicine?

Also, as a formerly fat man, the emphasis of this theme in your work also resonates with me.

Kudos also for including The Two Man Gentlemen Band, one of my favorite bands in the world, in your last podcast.

Kindest regards,


P.S.: I hope that at no time any hateful critic calls you “Daniel Stinkwater”.

Daniel replies:

Readers are always claiming to be, or appear to be, responsible, functioning adults. I have seen no evidence to support these claims.

Webmaster Ed lives in Canada, and works in a hospital. I would be surprised if he didn't have a cold. I believe he is planning a summer vacation in Iceland, as distinct from Bermuda or a place like that, in order to keep his cold going. He believes it adds a kind of sang froid to his podcast persona.

I am a formerly fat man too. Also a presently fat man. I hope your somatotypal alteration was volitional and not the result of bad luck or to do with the economy.

Rhinoviral Webmaster Ed is responsible for the excellent and varied music choices on the podcast. We are lucky to have him. Also note the stylish design and graphics he applies to the serialized novel Bushman Lives.