Sometimes I think I am my own worst enemy.
Lots of folks read the Newburyport Blog, but my guess would be that if I went and looked for advertisers, almost every business would feel the Newburyport Blog would be too “controversial.”
In fact, I’ve been told that, the too controversial thing, by a couple of folks that I’ve approached. Apparently, the Newburyport Blog would be too hot to handle.
I look at the three previous posts, and think, for some reason, I just can’t help myself. It’s in my nature. Why can’t I just shut up and play along?
A “friend” said to me, if I “cooperated” (it wasn’t quite like that) that I would become powerful and sell lots of paintings.
The Newburyport Blog has never been about “power.” That’s just never been my “shtik.”
And to have a billionaire, who not only does not live here, and has not bothered to pay (well once, I think) any attention, in person, to Newburyport, MA–just a real estate holding– shape our destiny, drives me (and lots of other folks) nuts.
If I was smart, like my “friend” said, I’d shut up and “smooze” with Mr. Karp and company and whoever, and make some dough.
The fact that I do not, is either one of my most major short comings, or one of my better assets. I’ll probably never have a clue.
However, I would be intrigued to meet the gentleman. And find out what he is like as a human being. That would fascinate me a whole lot.