Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Slice of Life

I am no classically trained writer. No fan of the bard Shakespeare and others far more literate than I. Nevertheless, I do scribble a little bit, and I appreciate a well turned piece. Some people have the knack to vividly describe in word their environs with a richness that reaches in and touches something in your soul. For me, Al Martinez has done it again. See his column in today’s LA Times, Podunk? Put a cork in it, pal.

I'm curious. I wonder how long Al took to craft his depiction of a Podunk slice of life no more.