Saturday, June 21, 2008


Joe Blair of Iowa City, who according to the New York Times owns "a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning business," has an elegant essay on the op-ed page today about the fascinations of sand-bagging.

You might be surprised to read such a lyrical piece written by an aluminum duct-and-vent guy. Don't be. Like Hollywood, where all the aspiring actors and actresses have jobs waiting table or being contestants on newly minted TV game shows, everyone in Iowa City is a writer. Most graduated from the Iowa Writer's Workshop.

Joe Blair is no exception. Take a look.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great piece! Isn't Joe Blair good?

It is true. Every one of us in Iowa City is a writer. Or, so it seems.