Viewer Mail #1

I stupidly agreed to a deal with an anonymous friend wherein, if she posted one blog entry per week, I would do the same (250-word minimum). The problem is, right now I don’t want to write about anything. Or, more specifically, I don’t want anyone to read what I want to write about, and I don’t want to write anything that I don’t want to write about. So, screw off to that idea.

However, I will take this opportunity to answer questions from the audience.

A reader in Chesterton, Indiana writes:

Dear Conlan,

What the hell, man? Like, seriously.

— JW

Hi, JW. Thanks for the note. To answer your question: the hell is, like seriously, that there are forces at work in the universe (AKA the Mind) that we know not. This being the case, it is only natural that there comes a time in each of our lives when we feel it is necessary to reevaluate our long-held beliefs and/or laundry detergents (metaphor). That being said, the answer is no.

“Carol (please withhold my name)” from Somerville, Massachusetts says:

Hi, Conlan.

Where have you been? Did you win the lottery? If so, that makes no sense.

If you publish this, call me The Fish Lady

Carol, you raise a lot of good points. First of all, no, I did not win the lottery, and you are certainly correct that there is no basis for such a question. The fact that you asked it creates something of a paradox, the ramifications of which remain to be seen. My educated (B.A.) guess is that a rip in the fabric of space-time has occurred somewhere in the universe (AKA the Mind), and it will reach the Earth in a few weeks time, at which point all existence, as we know it, will cease. Thanks for your letter, and please write again.

If you, dear readers, have more questions for me so I don’t have to actually write anything, please leave a comment or drop me an email at conlan circley “at” symbol thisisconlan DAWT com.