The day that the Daily Star article on me came out, this happened to be the poem of the day on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac web site: “Whittling: The Last Class,” by John Stone. Here is an excerpt of my favorite part, which summarizes my own philosophy beautifully:
Three rules he thinkshave helpedMake small cutsIn this wayyou may be able to stop beforewhat was to be an armhas to be something elseAlways whittle away from yourselfand toward something.For God’s sakeand your ownknow when to stop—John Stone, “Whittling: The Last Class”
Thanks to my friend Suzanne for sharing this with me. By the way, the Writer’s Almanac site is a great one to browse.