Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

09 Oct 2001, 11:20 a.m.

The leaking pen in the shirt pocket of my life

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I've recently been told I have a way with insults. So is it good or bad that I rarely use them?

I'm archiving my old K5 posts on a site over which I have more control. Eventually I'll switch to posting there, primarily, and maybe copy-and-pasting to K5 if I have the time.

So far, in Useless Lecture, I've written a sonnet, almost finished a letter or two, and come up with a semiworkable Guy Noir treatment. This may be my most productive period of the day.

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