Every time I leave the country I write “this is what it’s like” emails to friends and family. Whenever I get back home complete strangers come up to me and say: “so and so is friends with so and so and they forwarded me your email and it is hilarious and I can’t believe…” Through recent idle-time Google searches I found that friends who blog have quoted my emails in their entries. (Two examples: Andres Omar and Carolyn Castiglia.)
People like to read my entries because I went to Catholic school and am very impressionable. I took the honesty commandment very seriously and have not been able to shake it. I can not help but tell the truth – about people, life and experience. When a sample of my email commentary was published in the...