Suddenly I’m craving a doughnut…
In late summer, eight years ago, I had the chance to talk to Elmore Leonard. If you listen, you will hear how unbearably nervous I was.*
As a storyteller, craftsperson, and plain hard worker, he was and will always be an inspiration to me, as he should be to YOU and EVERYONE ELSE.
Elmore Leonard died this morning, at the age of 87. I don’t know if there’s rest or peace after death, but I wish them both for him, and my thoughts are with his family and friends.
That is all.
* If you do, in fact, listen, you will also hear Jonathan Coulton, who is only pretending to play the pipe organ. This was part of a series of podcasts we did for The New York Times Magazine when I was helping to edit their “Funny Pages” section. We recorded it in Jonathan’s spare bedroom back when no one knew what a podcast was and we all thought we were going to live forever.
Now that is really all.
That’s a tough one…