Remainders: harried Thursday edition

  • Eric Nelson, a Senior Editor at John Wiley & Sons, namechecks my favorite political blogger in a brief article heralding blogs, not political columns, as weathervanes of what people are reading.
  • “Writers may drink because, when they are depressed, they cannot get themselves to do their work, and when they are manic, they cannot harness their writing, Mr. Fischoff said. Alcohol, then, can be used either to stimulate the flow of ideas or as a therapeutic intervention to calm the writers enough to produce, he said.” (See also Walker Percy’s explanation.)

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