Friday, May 18, 2007

an observation

Phil Nugent makes a well-informed observation:
I guess there are just certain names that, by dint of some mystical connection of being just not common enough and being linked to some public figure who's just weird enough, take on a special power of their own. If your name is Newman, I don't suppose you have to worry too much about being asked if you're related to Paul. But if your name is Knieval...
In New Orleans, Helen Hill and Me discusses the death of his friend and the death of his city.