Three questions

The groundwork was laid back in the spring, when Jami Mattox, editor of Tulsa-based Oklahoma Magazine, began following me on Twitter. I couldn’t think of any reason why, but hey, a follower’s a follower, and at least she’s not going to spam me.

Shortly thereafter, I got an email from local writer Paul Fairchild, who had been deputized by Mattox to get an interview with me. After a brief round of “What are you people thinking?” I decided that there were worse things I could do than sit for an interview, and further, that I’d probably already done them.

Anyway, the mag has a department called 3Q, and in the July issue, the three are posed to me. I should point out that about half an hour of chatter was distilled into what amounts to two-thirds of a magazine page, but the quotes are accurate and the picture — yes, they sent a photographer — isn’t at all bad. I still don’t know why their 120,000 or so readers would be interested in my less-than-ranty rants, but as the unpaid wretches at HuffPo say, “Hey, it’s the exposure.”

This is the entire July issue in Issuu. The article is actually on page 18, but the display shows it at 20, mostly because the display includes the cover. There’s a direct link somewhere, but I figured the very least I could do is make you guys look at some of their ads.







9 comments

  1. John Salmon »

    28 June 2014 · 4:28 pm

    Congrats! Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.

  2. backwoods conservative »

    28 June 2014 · 4:43 pm

    That was short enough. I couldn’t help thinking that the shoe ads must have gotten your attention.

    I remember a photographer friend who was contacted by Home Depot for permission to use one of his bird photos in their ads. I told him, “Great! Now you get to be famous for 15 minutes.” With a big grin he replied, “I’m going for 22 1/2.”

  3. Nicole »

    28 June 2014 · 4:44 pm

    Excellent! Nice article and the picture is very nice. Congrats!

  4. Tatyana »

    28 June 2014 · 6:07 pm

    Is that a Brother printer? Red suits you. I hate Flash.
    [oh. that came out wrong. Forgive me, I have a magpie brain!]

    Congrats!

  5. CGHill »

    28 June 2014 · 6:14 pm

    The printer by the window is in fact a Kodak 5100 all-in-one. Although I have long suspected that all 2,731 brands of printers are made at two Chinese plants using basically the same plastic parts.

  6. Jean »

    28 June 2014 · 6:21 pm

    It’s so very you. Congrats!

  7. Brett »

    28 June 2014 · 6:56 pm

    Congrats! And the pose is very Rodin…

  8. Roger Green »

    29 June 2014 · 4:47 am

    Another reason to get your autograph!

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