Mark, what’s it like to be a professional-type writer?

Pretty much like this:

My editors and loved ones prefer I write in crayon. Something about “being a danger to myself and others”. Anyway, here at Happydale, they let me write as much as I want. And I also get to do arts and crafts. And the treatments make me feel really peaceful.

I just write what the Voices tell me to. The Voices also tell me to dress nice, so I do.

  • Steven Dunn

    Little known fact: Mark has no commenters. Dr. Wulfgangen says we’re all manifestations of his “fundamentally shattered cognitive map of reality,” whatever that means.

  • Rebekka

    Love this. New profile pic?

  • Kevin J. Bartell

    A fellow southpaw! Excellent! Of course, the usual suspects will use this as further “proof” you’re a closet commie.

  • Steve P

    And with such single-minded focus that he can ignore the butter knife and fork close at hand. Most admirable!

  • Gary Keith Chesterton

    And for this, he makes the huge money he does as a Catholic writer. Way to cash in on the faith, Mark!

    • Mark Shea


    • Mark Shea

      Sorry I didn’t reply sooner. I was busy swimming in my pool full of gold coins with Scrooge McDuck.

      • J. H. M. Ortiz

        Yeah! So did you, as did Scrooge, dive around in the coins like a purpoise? burrow thru them like a gopher? and toss them up and let them hit you on the head?

  • ivan_the_mad

    I totally misread the post as “Mark, what’s it like to be a professional typewriter?”

  • Charles E Flynn

    At what age did we stop putting our tongue out and to one side during intense concentration? Does the preferred side coincide with handedness?

  • brian

    I’m with ivan_the_mad on this one. Here I thought we’d see some sort of wierdly-Photoshopped rendition of Mark as an IBM Selectric.

  • jack

    Get your tongue back inside your cheek.

  • Hezekiah Garrett

    For your listening pleasure, Mark.