reading Roger

An interview with Roger Ebert for Esquire magazine was posted on-line yesterday. It is ravishing. Read it here. Everybody sent the link around to each other, shared it on Twitter and Facebook. Everybody loves Roger Ebert very much.

That piece and Roger was on my mind while I thought about what to read for Read To Me Tuesday. It’s not a meme so much as a cool Tumblr blog where people are invited to submit audio clips of themselves pretty much anything they like. You can always submit a link to your own recording at

I decided to read “Nil By Mouth”, a blog post Ebert made earlier this year, where he talks about memory, food (he can’t eat or drink anymore), and what he’s lost in the last few years since he became ill.

I don’t think I got too melodramatic but I loved the words he wrote, even though they were probably really tough (for him) to write and tough for me to read. Listen to me here.


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