Friday, November 03, 2006

And the Heavens Opened...


So I turn on the computer at 4AM, and I find an email from Les Krims regarding the blog post here earlier this week.

Hello,

I discovered some very kind words about me at your site, which I certainly don't deserve. But thanks.

How's the agriculture business?

Things in Buffalo don't change much.

Sincerely,

Les Krims

P.S. I've attached a picture made of me this summer on Martha's Vineyard. The picture was made by a very fine photographer named Stephen DiRado, who I met as he walked off a beach about 1/2 hour before sunset, his 8"x10" camera slung over his shoulder. We met on a different beach on the Vineyard about 12 years ago at the same time of day. Neither of us photographed the other 12 years ago. This time Stephen photographed me. In 12 years it will be my turn to photograph him. Ain't life strange?

18 Comments:

Blogger Boo7 said...

What a GREAT picture Guy!! Always good to be able to put a face to a name...or in this case....a face to a blog and blog title!! And I love the story that goes with the picture. Thanks for sharing both.....:)

7:21 AM  
Anonymous portosan said...

I second this. Thank you guy.

I continue to feel like some kind of forest gump charecter since I set foot in dried salmon county and being able to witness the absolute brilliance of this blog, this person, 'the guy' helps remind me of this every day.

A heart felt thank you.

8:40 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Wow, you guys... I'm glad this blog means something to people. It makes it worth the time I put into it.

It is so cool hearing from people you've admired for over 30 years. It makes me want to write to others I've admired.

My only regret about the above post, I should have called it "More on Les", but I wasn't thinking clearly at 4am.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Boo7 said...

if it's not too personal....what has you up at 4am or are you simply an extreme morning person???

12:12 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

I like waking up just before six, but lately I'm waking earlier and earlier. The time change has some effect, but... I'm not on any medication that would do this. My wife thinks I'm depressed.

Personally I think it's the blog. I want to get up and post so people who check in early aren't disappointed. Dedication or illness, you tell me? I don't know why my mind has suddenly elevated the importance of my writing. I never woke up to hammer out a chapter of one of my books. Like any of the things I post here will make any difference in a hundred years. Go figure...

12:50 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

That is definitely cool. How nice of him to share the photo with you.

1:48 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

I am very touched and honored.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Boo7 said...

sure things you post/write here will make a difference!! When you said that though it put me in mind of one (I have many) of my favourite passages.....you can find it here.....

http://www.salem.k12.va.us/south/teacher/lounge/100years.htm

As an aside.....I was at the doctor's recently and told him I had been waking up at 1 or 2 am and struggling to get back to sleep.....he told me....waking at 4 or 5 is a sign of depression....waking at 1 or 2 is a sign of anxiety!! Go figure...how do they figure this stuff out anyway???

Long and short? I don't think either of us is sick...but if we are we can be sick together and keep each other company!!! **wink**

3:30 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Barb, I'm liking you more and more every day!

Who comes up with the figures you posted? The pharmaceutical companies come up with that stuff, that's who. Just hope you never wake up at 3am because then you get two pills.

Your 100 year link was a bit smarmy, but I respect the intent. I would love to leave something positive that will still be here in 100 years. I have no children of my own and my endowment will be a joke, at best. I will write more about the 100 year thing in the near future.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Boo7 said...

LOL yes, no doubt the pharmaceutical companies come up with those numbers.....I just thought it was funny.

As for the 100 years I am with you....it is a lil smarmy but it's the sentiment I like....making lasting impressions is rarely about money!!

4:38 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Barb, to me it is more like when you do a job really well and you boss or co-workers recognize you for doing this thing. And the thing you did is so good that people are still thanking you a year later. What I'm talking about is a deed that is so good that people still think of you a hundred years later. Few things have legs like that. But wouldn't it feel good to make that sort of contribution?

4:47 PM  
Anonymous portosan said...

"Log Flume" Hellooo!

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Richard Lee said...

Ohh..ahhh...I'm SO impressed

10:14 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Portosan, really, did you know that was my idea all those years ago? Where did you hear it?

10:28 PM  
Anonymous portosan said...

I will just have to e-mail you. Don't want to derail the log flume train by being too candid here in public. It is bad enough that it has gone over budget slightly. Besides I am dying to know how you got it through without a vote.

11:44 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Please do. The history of what I have written years and what you are talking about may be totally different.
bbpress@intergate.com

12:20 PM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

This is one of those magical connections in life. Very few of us get one.

If I could have anyone correspond with me, it would probably be...hmm...that is very hard to say, actually. Dead it would be Mozart. I think Mozart would have been a kick. But alive?

The Dalai Lama.

Hands down.

10:27 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

With some effort connections can be made.

6:06 AM  

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