In case you’re joining us late (a week late, but who’s counting?), I took up the posting slack during my hard-drive crisis by inviting Our Girl in Chicago, my guest-blogger-on-Fridays, to chime in at will while I was preoccupied with the current crisis. Apparently not everybody noticed that “About Last Night” had grown a second head, even though our postings are signed at the end (mine read “terryteachout,” hers “ourgirlinchicago”). So until everybody gets with the program, we’re going to put our respective initials in the headlines, too, as per above.
Once again, I’m badly behind on the blogmail, for reasons that will be obvious to any of you who have suffered a hard-drive crash. Next week isn’t going to be easy, since I have to reconstitute my e-mail address book, reinstall a couple of applications, write three pieces, see two plays, and finish proofreading and indexing A Terry Teachout Reader. But I’ll start cleaning up the mail before week’s end, and OGIC and I will make sure you always have something toothsome to read while you’re waiting.
Now I’m off to Massachusetts (or Connecticut, or someplace like that) to give a speech about H. L. Mencken. Thanks for your patience, and don’t forget to tell your friends about “About Last Night,” open for business 24/7 at www.terryteachout.com.