An essay like Tom Chiarella, How to be a Man is little more than writer porn, but that doesn't mean it's not fun to read.
His first line is "A man carries cash". Upon further reflection, in 2009, I think a man should carry a pen over cash. Every place takes cards and pen is just much more useful of a tool than cash.
Disclaimer: I was raised by a father who had a subscription to Pen World magazine so maybe my view on things are slightly skewed.
PS to the disclaimer: Slightly Skewed is now the name of my imaginary band's new album which is all covers.
PS to the PS to the disclaimer: I've got a theory that once a known band releases an album of covers it is over for that band. The creative energy is dead and everything after that point is crap. This theory was born from the GNR's Spaghetti Incident and Metallica's Garage Inc.
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