Wednesday, July 19, 2023

sorry to have intruded

I sometimes write as avid stranger to academic others or well-known others without first introducing myself—but getting to my point succinctly and clearly—because I unwittingly regard people as planetary neighbors who welcome interest in their work and will graciously let me know when I’m intrusive; and I assume they’ll ask for introduction when they want that. I’m happy to get promotional, but I don’t like initiating it. (No one has ever complained. I’m just saying...)

Being genuinely informal is not inconsiderateness. It’s just that I enjoy my venturing.

I know that informality undermines my credibility in first impressions, but I’m not afraid to seem foolish. I’m not foolish.

I’m informal.