I was so pleased this morning to see that The Roanoke Times published my letter to the editor about the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. You can find it right here.
I’m honored that my thoughts about the occasion appear to have struck a chord with people. This same letter was featured first on Wednesday by New York’s Newsday (with a weekday circulation of 437,000), and then here in Virginia by The Bristol Herald Courier (with a circulation of 39,000). As The Roanoke Times has a Sunday circulation of 85,000, this would mean that the letter was distributed to 561,000 readers.
Here’s a big word of thanks to the editors of The Roanoke Times for allowing me to communicate with with my neighbors through such a superb regional newspaper.
Sorry about the shaky cam. And my cellphone camera is obviously not high quality.
Fountain beside Hampton Inn & Suite (facing Church Avenue).
Looking north up Market Street.
The Roanoke Times.
A Banksyesque painting in front of Wok-ology on the corner of Campbell Avenue and Jefferson Street.
… this one about the January 6th coup attempt.
Bear in mind, please, that this was written the evening of January 6th — long before the more frightening details of the coup emerged.
I got a nice surprise when I woke up this morning — The Roanoke Times published my holiday poem, “A Roanoke Thanksgiving.” You can find it right here.
As you might remember if you follow this blog, I penned this poem about my adopted city at about this time last year. Thanks to the good folks over at The Roanoke Times for letting me share it today with my neighbors!
I’m happy to share here that The Roanoke Times published “Friends, Americans, Countrymen — Lend Me Your Fears.” If you follow this blog, you’ll recall that this was my satirical piece aimed at Donald Trump (riffing on Marc Antony’s speech in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar).
You can read it online right here.
The Roanoke Times published my writing again this morning in its Letters section — this time, it was my brief satirical essay, “I Am Going to Drive Drunk Tonight.” The regional daily newspaper was founded in 1886 — it is Southwest Virginia’s leading online news source, in addition to its sales at 1,500 locations throughout the region.
You can find the essay right here.
Thank you, Roanoke Times, for inviting those of us in the community to share our perspectives through a first-rate daily newspaper!
I got some more good news today — The Roanoke Times published my “Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump” in its Letters section. Founded in 1886, the regional daily newspaper is Southwest Virginia’s leading online news source, in addition to sales at 1,500 locations throughout the region.
You can find the letter right here.