Whoever said, “Those who can, do; those that can’t, teach” was probably someone who couldn’t do either.
Our creative writer, Andrew Scott, can do both.
Born in the fiery cauldron of creativity and a relentless work ethic, Andrew wields his talent like a carpenter his hammer, a painter his brush, or Stradivari his…well, Stradivarius. The point is, he loves to write. And to write, he loves to learn. To learn, he reads. It’s an eternal circle that spews great work like water from a dog shaking off a swim.
Landing on a wire with the rest of the Flock after more than 20 years of teaching college students how to use the Oxford comma, he comes to us with the expected ivory tower influences and the unexpected experience of extensive freelance marketing work. In short, he gets it, wants it, and has the capacity to kick ass. [Editor’s note: Using “has the capacity” implies this writer does not already kick ass, when he has demonstrated otherwise. Revise?]
Did I try extra hard on this because I knew Andrew would read it? Yes, I did.
Would it have been better if I just let Andrew write it himself? Yes, of course.
What’s your favorite movie line?
“I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How have you been?”
—Grosse Pointe Blank
Don’t tell anyone, but ____________________ can make me cry.
Deep-space imagery, videos of mangy street dogs nursed back to health, and some of the things my children say out of the blue.
When was the exact moment you knew you were a nerd?
Another question might be: When did the rest of the world decide to be nerdy like me?