I do love having parents I can brag to. Their enthusiasm for my every achievement, great or small, is infallible. It’s so nice to have some things in life that are completely reliable. So of course when Mum came by yesterday I showed her the beautiful anthology Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Pat Harrigan edited, which has my article in it!
“Look, Mum, look! I’ve never had hard covers around my writing before! There’s even a dust cover!”
“Oh, the dust cover is particularly impressive, honey. Anyone can have hard covers, but a dust cover shows true professionality.”
“Doesn’t it look wonderful!”
“And to think I taught you to read!”
I’m proud of my essay about Online Caroline too. It will never learn to read, but already it’s between hard covers, and you know, though it won’t give me grandchildren people might cite it. If you haven’t got your hands on a copy of First Person yet you can read my article anyway. It’s right here.