For the record
Wow. I now have my own hate club. Click on Read More to read about the ephemera of my life, like whether I'm waiting to spit on the graves of hundreds of unemployed Boston Herald employees.
Dear Jay: Yes, I write a weekly column for the Globe's City Weekly section. Am I hiding this fact? I don't think so. No, I really don't. Do other people realize this? Yes (full disclosure here: I actually set up a page on Universal Hub for a group Sooz is involved in).
Should I do a better job of disclosing my odious conflict of interest? Sure. Next time I link to somebody's rant about the Herald (although why somebody would want to rant about the Herald is obviously beyond me), I'll mention that I write a column for the Globe's City Weekly section for which I get paid, but nowhere near enough to quit the day job. Hmm, I should also do that when I write about things the Globe does wrong.
Oh, and Jay, if you do find that business plan I supposedly have (you do know what "speaking in general terms" means, and I imagine you read the rest of that Herald article, in which I discuss how I'm making virtually no money), could you let my wife know? She can think of a few ways to spend all that money, snort. I'd be especially interested in the part where I proclaim my undying desire to destroy the Boston Herald on my way to Global World Domination.
Universal Hub a startup? I really admire people who can give up everything they're doing and start a company from scratch - especially because I'm not one of them. Universal Hub's a hobby, Jay. One I've been doing in one form or another for more than 10 years now, long before anybody from the Globe ever contact me about a weekly column. But as a longtime local blogger yourself, you'd know that.