What Should I Write About?
For many reasons which I have mentioned and of course will again mention, I am aware of the avalanche of "information", thanks to the sneaky invention of the "yes or no" transistor, so that few of us "know" what things are of importance, or even what we should listen to on the short time matters of "making a living" or even survival. Consequently, I do not know what things are of sufficient interest to me to think on, or to you, to be of some early use.
Actually, I have hundreds of "subjects" on which I can do a column -- or is it thousands? -- if I were to look at the 2 to 10 feet of cut out newspaper sheets awaiting my attention, while I contemplate stopping the New York Times Weekend because it gets in the way as I intend to read it, and then trip over the last issues.
When I say to my first wife, "What should I write about?", she says, "Oh, about a page. Your clergyman father said that the congregation shuts off in less than 20 minutes." So I decided I would write about a page on what I should write about, since readers today are not only fewer but have shorter attention spans too.
And so, here I am at the end of the page, and I still don't know what, of the awful lot of choices at my elbow, I should write about.
I've run out of time, but I have written a column. So, next time, I'll do better.