Peeps, huddle up. I've got something important on my mind. I'm thinking I would really enjoy getting one of those MacArthur Fellowships, like Alison Bechdel.
I know Alison Bechdel has obviously done more to deserve the MacArthur than I have, but hear me out.
The MacArthur people give money to people who have exceptional creativity, and as you've read here on alittleleeway, that describes me well. They're also looking for people who have exceptional achievement. That's not me per se, but obviously not for lack of effort. Here's the kicker. Emphasis is placed on finding people for whom the award would relieve limitations that inhibit them from pursuing their most innovative ideas.
In other words, this award would allow me to take a little break from teaching and writing and focus on helping this blog reach its highest creative potential.
Here's the thing. People have to be nominated by special nominators, who are secret. I'm thinking someone out there (yes, possibly you) knows one or two of these nominators and can surreptitiously direct them to this blog. I think it would be a thrill to be the first blogger to win the MacArthur. Let's try to make this happen. Keep your ears to the ground and ferret out the nominators, my friends.