Self liberation

Self liberation

I realize that I’m not saying anything new by making note of the self-indulgent nature of a blaugh, but I was reading a collection of E.B. White’s essays and was amused by the idea that we blaughers are just a modern iteration of the essayists of yore…

The essayist is a self-liberated man, sustained by the childish belief that everything he thinks about, everything that happens to him, is of general interest…Only a person who is congenitally self-centered has the effrontery and the stamina to write essays.

From the foreward to Essays of E.B. White

With that said, hey, here’s some shameless self promotion courtesy of the Boston Globe.

WGBH HELPS FILMMAKERS: Two Boston documentary filmmakers are getting a leg up on their debut directorial projects thanks to WGBH. Kavita Pillay of Cambridge and Chico David Colvard of Somerville have been named filmmakers in residence at WGBH in a program that begins this month and lasts through next June. They’ll get a stipend, workspace, and input from WGBH staff as they complete their films. Pillay began her film career as an associate producer with Northern Light Productions; her “My Good Name Is Stalin” began when she traveled to India as a Fulbright scholar in 2005 and met locals with Soviet-inspired names. Colvard teaches courses in Race, Law & Media at UMass-Boston; his “Family Affair” looks at the law, visual arts, and cultural identity.

That’s my show and tell for today. Tune in later for more of my self-liberation…

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