I receive a lot of personal questions via email. Many of these are common questions while others are downright bizarre. I have compiled the most frequent questions and answered them using the Q and A format.
I’ll quit wasting time:
Q: Hi, Sean, I am an angry religious person and I want to know why you mention beer so often in your writings. It’s offensive and it sets a bad example.
A: Hi, friend. I freely admit that I like beer. Always have. I also frequently enjoy the company of Episcopalian priests who drink beer with me. Reverend Peter Wong, I’m looking at you.
Q: Where is home for you?
A: The Florida Panhandle. A place which used to be a rural fishing village but is now a spot where tourists come to hear beach-bar guitarists sing Jimmy Buffet songs about Key Largo even though we are located 794.8 miles away from the Florida Keys, a distance greater than the combined width of two average Midwestern U.S. states.
Q: Where exactly in the Panhandle? I mean, what’s your address?
down, you haven’t even bought me a beer yet.
Q: I want to be a writer, how can I do that?
A: Just write. I know it sounds simple, but you would be surprised at the people I meet who want to write a book, but haven’t gotten around to it. Just start moving your pen.
Q: But what if my writing sucks?
A: As you can see from this column, this never stopped me.
Q: Speaking of columns. What do you call this? A blog? A column? Essays? Stories? Articles?
Q: No, seriously.
A: You can call it whatever you want. I like the name “column” because it has nine letters whereas blog only has five.
Q: Are you really as in love with your wife as you claim?
A: My wife and I have been…