Sunday, August 16, 2009

The world is an inch

Do you remember when I first discovered Jim Hanas earlier this summer and could not stop obsessing over his short stories and his website and our then-distant Memphis connection? Good. Well, here's an email I received from him earlier today:
Here's how I think it happened. Dr. J posted about my lecture- presumably because you turned her on to my blog- on July 19. The next day, Joshua Miller- a friend of Dr. J's?- posted an item on Metafilter about the Adult Ed lecture series.

That's where the Sunday editor of the [New York] Post saw it and asked me to quickly re-work it for the paper here.

As a VERY southern friend of mine used to say: "The world is an inch." Now more than ever. And thanks to whoever you know in this chain.

It's sort of obvious, but I am going to go ahead and say it anyway: I LOVE THE INTERNETS!


  1. Wow, that's awesome. I'll have to point Josh to this story!

    That piece of his is really great. It deserved to be reprinted!

  2. Also, btw, you need to change the info about you in the right-hand column of this page. You're definitely not in Freiburg anymore, princess!


  3. This puts me in mind of Hedwig and the Angry Inch