Chapter 2. Thirty Minutes Away from the TV


Skip the sitcom rerun, and open up a blank screen. With half an hour, you have enough time to produce a post that will leave you feeling smug.

21. Address the public

Revive the lost art of letter writing by addressing fellow citizens. Here’s my open letter to Boston:

Dear Boston,

Why are you walking so close to me? It’s just you, and me, and this vast stretch of lonely sidewalk that empties into the horizon. I have my dance space, you have your dance space, and yet you’re always all up in my dance space, Boston. What it is with you? You are walking faster than me, it’s true, but there’s plenty of room ...

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