Watching Anderson Cooper learn to meditate on 60 Minutes last night, I thought - as I did while watching him swim with crocodiles on the same show and, more recently on CNN, search for his roots in the American South - of his explanation as to why it took him so long to come out as gay. It was because, as a reporter, he never thought the story should be about him.
(I'm off to Nazareth, Pennsylvania, for a few days.)
A few weeks ago I received an email from an editor at a large New York magazine saying that he had come across my writing and was hoping that I could possibly do something for his magazine. This weekend he wrote to tell me he'd been laid off.
On a brighter note, I was quoted in yesterday's New York Times Book Review.