FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Well, maybe not so "frequently." And maybe not "asked," exactly. But they are questions.
1) Why do you call yourself "neo-neocon?"
2) Why are you anonymous?
3) What's up with that green Granny Smith apple you're holding in front of your face in your photo?
The apple is meant to be a reference to this painting by Rene Magritte. According to UCSF, the painting was "the closest he was willing to come to answer a request for a self portrait. That tells us how little this marvelous artist cared for self-promotion and publicity, even though he was delighted to sell his work widely." Well, I may not be a "marvelous artist," but I share the desire to maintain my privacy while simultaneously wishing to have my work read. I also happen to like the color of the apple, although I couldn't find one with a similar stem and leaves, and I couldn't get it to float in front of my face the way his does. Bummer. I also decided to dispense with the bowler hat and the overcoat.
4) Are you a practicing therapist?
As I wrote in my profile, I have a background as a therapist. In the interests of clarity, I want to add that I am not at present practicing as a therapist. I have a Master's degree in marriage and family therapy and have seen clients in the past. I am eligible for a license which would allow me to see clients in the state in which I presently reside. I have tentative plans to open a private practice, but recently I've been concentrating on my writing and free-lance editing instead.
5) What is your e-mail address?
It's also in my blogger profile: firstname.lastname@example.org.