And, just in case anyone here thinks I’m miling my reunion for some sort of profit, CNN pays, literally, zero, and the Wall Street Journal‘s website gave me $50. So why write ’em? Because when you’re passionate about something, you want to write. That’s when this is at its best. Not having to pen 500 words on, oh, Yankees-Rangers. But on life events and big moments and people you respect.
That’s the money of writing.
PS: How to explain the above photo? In 1989-90, Ari Pollack and I decided to start a DJ company. We called it “DJ Connection” and placed an ad in the local weekly. We had no qualifications; no real equipment. Just many tapes and records, and Ari’s 100-watt speakers. We nailed down one gig—my parents’ synagogue’s little party. I believe we made $50 total.