Thursday, November 03, 2005

Earth Writers Are Easy

I had submitted my essay, 'War Stories,' for the Muslim Women Redefine War anthology on time. Then I waited. And waited. But not for long. Not like when you send something off into the great, black hole of publishing. Never to be heard from again.

I just got my first edits back. Just four things to change. No big deal.

But I am reminded again of what fragile egoes writers have. And how easy we are. All I need is an editor to say some nice things about my writing and I am ecstatic, over the moon. I am worthy! I am worthy! No, really, you don't even have to pay me.

And this is what the editor said in her email:

Thank you so much for your essay. Honestly i am moved to tears and my throat is feels like it's going to rip through the feelings it has created-- a rock with sharp edges. I really love your voice, the way you tell a story.

Which writer can resist that? So, I am reading it over and over again and putting it in my blog....the modern equivalent of shouting it from the rooftops.

Will keep this blog updated. Btw, everyone should check out Seal Press's site. They do some really interesting books.

Yaay!

3 comments:

Gary Freedman said...

The following spam has been voted "The Best Blog Spam Ever" by the blogger known was "The Walker."

October 3, 2005
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apartment 136
Washington, DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 362 7064

The Honorable Kenneth Wainstein
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
U.S. Department of Justice
555 Fourth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Dear Mr. Wainstein:

The full text of my autobiography titled "Significant Moments" can be accessed on the web at http://signmomentsone.blogspot.com. The manuscript is unusual in structure, and is written entirely in the form of quotations from published material. I spent about ten years writing the document, from the spring of 1993 to about the year 2004.

From June 1988 to October 1991 I was employed at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, two of whose executive managers are Robert S. Strauss, Esq. and Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq. Dennis M. Race, Esq. of Akin Gump designated himself the contact person regarding questions about my employment (202 887 4028).

From 1992 to 1996 I was an outpatient at the Department of Psychiatry of the George Washington University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, which at that time was chaired by Jerry M. Wiener, M.D. (now deceased). Dr. Wiener served in 1994-1995 as President of the American Psychiatric Association. He had earlier served as President of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Coincidentally, Dr. Wiener was Jewish and a native of Texas, like Robert S. Strauss (who serves as a trustee of GW's Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine). Robert S. Strauss has an interest in biomedical issues and endowed a chair in neurology at the University of Texas Medical School. Both Mr. Strauss and Dr. Wiener were graduates of the University of Texas.

I believe (without proof) that senior Akin Gump managers surreptitiously (and unlawfully) obtained draft versions of my autobiography which I submitted to my psychiatrists at GW. I further believe that Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq. transmitted the draft versions to his close friend and confidant, former President William Jefferson Clinton or Hillary Rodham Clinton. If you recall, in the mid-1990s, Mrs. Clinton chaired an ill-fated national health care reform initiative that considered benefits for mental health treatment.

I understand that the willful fabrication of delusional symptoms to bolster a Social Security disability mental health claim would constitute a prosecutable act of criminal fraud.


Sincerely,


Gary Freedman

cc: Eugene Lambert, Esq., trustee, GW
David Kendall, Esq.



January 5, 2005
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apartment 136
Washington, DC 20008

U.S. Secret Service
245 Murray Drive
Building 410
Washington, DC 20223

Dear Sir:

This will advise the U.S. Secret Service that I have been the victim of an ongoing fraud and racketeering conspiracy run by attorney managers of the
Washington, DC law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld: a criminal enterprise that has involved The George Washington University Medical Center Medical Faculty Associates, The District of Columbia Public Library (Richard Jackson, Interim Director), as well as several high-level federal officials including former President William Jefferson Clinton, former Treasury Secretary
Robert E. Rubin, and former Treasury General Counsel, Edward S. Knight, Esq.

The Government of the District of Columbia (Office of The Corporation Counsel) determined (in 1997) that I formed a genuine and good-faith belief (though unsupported by fact) that in January 1990 members of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld (a class of persons that included Edward S. Knight, Esq.)
gained unlawful entry to my apartment (at the above address), and that the unlawful entry was made with the knowledge and consent of the firm's management
committee (a class of persons that includes Robert S. Strauss, Esq. and Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq.). Freedman v. D.C. Dept. of Human Rights, 96-CV-961 (DCCA, Sept. 1998), Brief of Appellee District of Columbia at 9. The firm did not
dispute the District's determination or its legal or factual relevance.

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq. is a close personal friend of former President Clinton's.

Secret Service Special Agent Philip C. Leadroot (now retired) is familiar with this matter.

Enclosed is a collection of pertinent documents.


Sincerely,


Gary Freedman

At 10:01 PM, Anonymous said...
best blog spam......ever.

the walker

Nowhere Nick said...

I am so happy for you...Sorry for my delay in a response. I know that you have to be feeling as high as a kite right about now. I know I would. Egoes are an easy thing to excite...especially when the excitement involves something positive. You are such a great writer and it would be absurd for anyone to think otherwise. I wish you the best of luck on future writing adventures!

N.N.

Jawahara Saidullah said...

Thanks Nick. I've been ignoring the blog lately...so I must apologize for my tardy response :-)