Open Letter to Some SG Bloggers
To those SG bloggers that have reasons to criticize my commentary, I say this:
I recall defending my right to say something in the Alligator, but that’s about it. Indeed, the only reason I have followed any SG stuff since I left is because of the people who call me (not the other way around) and talk to me about it.
(Yeah, Christian, that means you!)
My novel writing, if you’ve read any of it, has very little to do with the past. In fact, a subtle theme in my first book was that of how all the people who gave up SG and politics were successful in their lives, and those who were obsessed with it were not at all successful.
I have never asked for the status or respect people have afforded me. From Nikki Fried to Jess Johnson to David Meyrowitz and others, all I’ve done is offered my advice about the campaigns they were running or candidacies they were planning when they asked for it.
When James Argento first mentioned the attitudes some people have for me, I laughed. I know my limits, both while at UF and now. I don’t pretend to be anything other than what I am.
I am a team coordinator for my department at the coal miners’ retirement funds. And I occassionally write novels and maintain a blog in my spare time.
No illusions of grandeur there.
And I’m sure my friend James Argento would agree. He is busy as a law student and a clerk in Tallahassee. I’m sure he has little time for anything beyond the occassional sappy note and rare phone call.
Morale of the story – don’t blow things out of proportion or have high expectations of any alumni intentions.
Unlike some (Christian!) we aren’t bitter about our less than stellar experiences in SG, and we certainly aren’t going back to Gainesville any time soon.