Hey, look! It’s a new “Snide Remarks” column! And it’s about the time when I was really sad! It’s called “The Great Depression.” That’s a play on words, see.
Also of note, as long as we’re noting things: The National, an English-language newspaper in the United Arab Emirates, has quoted me in a story about “Where the Wild Things Are.” The reporter contacted me by e-mail, and I believe this is the first time I have been interviewed by someone writing for a newspaper in Abu Dhabi. I wasn’t entirely convinced, before this, that “Abu Dhabi” was even a real place. But it is! It has a newspaper and everything!