For future reference, if you’re going to leave a comment, please write it under a real email address so that I can reply. I try to respond to as many readers as I can but that usually only entails writing to those leaving positive feedback, since critics rarely use their real contact information. Anyway, I was going to send the following email to the person who wrote a comment in my last entry:
I’m off to New York for Thanksgiving, but I’d love to do lunch next week (assuming you’re at Harvard). I think an in-person (or on the phone) discussion would be far more effective than Internet discourse. And I guess instead of basing assumptions on what you’ve heard or the contents of a web page, you could see for yourself what I’m like and make up your mind then.
If you read this thing (though I know you don’t like to), email me and we can do coffee.