Do you folks understand what a genius you have working for you? I'm talking about Michael Ventura – and specifically his latest column, "Greater and Lesser Conformities" [“Letters @ 3am
,” May 23].
If you aren't submitting his name for the Pulitzer Prize every year
, you're depriving him, yourselves, and all of Austin of a much-deserved recognition.
I've seen some magnificent pieces of writing from his "pen," but this one is … ah, words fail: It's something that deserves to take its place among the best writings of nearly any essayist in American literature.