I’ve decided this blog is going to be more like this one. I was thinking about the blogs I most enjoy reading, and they are the ones where the authors permit themselves to verge on conversational. When I started SOS, I wanted it to be very professional – and I still think it’s important to be able to refer intelligently to things like writing and theater in this space. But the only way it is ever going to be interesting to read, or to reread, is to make it more messy.

I reread blogs sometimes like rereading novels, and I read them like stories. There has to be more of a story here. And by story, I mean plot.