In previous posts I have mentioned a Wall Street Journal review of one of my books that called it the best book [of its kind] ever written. Well, knowing this may enable those so inclined to unearth my identity, here is the actual excerpt from the review as seen on the back of the paperback edition of the book:
The Wall Street Journal review of the book did little to increase sales and the book only sold about 5,000 copies, if I recall correctly. Of course, part of the reason is that unless the topic is “Fantasy Football” football fans don’t read.
Here is a photo of the Alumni Award of Excellence bestowed upon me by my alma mater, the University of Delaware. This award and $5 will buy me breakfast at McDonald’s. This award was not enough for my alma mater to allow me to teach 1 or 2 classes a semester because, hey, I don’t have a Ph.D., even though the two classes I did teach there received excellent reviews from my students.
As I keep writing, I believe I have good reason to be a disaffected man. Staying on the topic of the bulls**t that is the modern US university, I taught a class at another local “institution of higher learning.” In their evaluations, the students gave the course an average rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 and gave me a 5.0; I was not asked back to teach the same course the next semester. In fact, I have been removed from the adjunct faculty roster.
I am not making up any of this. People who believe that everyone gets what they deserve are either blind or stupid. In any event, no one can really know what anyone “deserves.”
OK, enough complaining…here is another picture from this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle, a beautiful 1965 convertible with the auxiliary hardtop in place in what I assume is the original Goldwood Yellow color. I’m actually a little colorblind, so what do I know?
I think I actually like the looks of the C2 convertible with the hardtop in place more than the coupe or the convertible with either the soft top or the top down. When I dream about my resto-mod C2, I think about such a configuration with the hardtop reinforced with carbon fiber both inside and out and then welded to the clips where the hardtop is connected. I also want side exhaust like this car. Once again from the movie Diner, if you don’t have dreams you have nightmares.