3Ws – J. Robert Lennon

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What do you create?

Primarily novels, but also short stories, book reviews, music, and sometimes photographs. I enjoy making neat piles of things, or visually striking arrangements of similar items, like pens, books, eyeglasses, guitars, shirts, shoes, LPs, and packages of food. I like making amusing signs for my office door. Also classroom handouts. Websites. Jokes.

 

Why do you create?

It’s the most fun thing to do, and the thing that makes me most feel like a real person. I don’t have any illusions about my work lasting beyond my own lifetime, or even very long when I’m alive, but I rarely feel happy unless I’m making something.
 

What do you consume?

Well, a lot of internets, that’s for sure. Also, of course, novels. Comics. Music, though less than I probably should as a musician. I burn a fair amount of fossil fuels, both in my travels and indirectly through the various other consumables I have delivered to my house in trucks. I’ve eaten many thousands of eggs and probably drunk tens of thousands of cups of coffee. I also consume a lot of other people’s time while they listen to me talk and talk and talk.

 

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Photo courtesy of the author.

 

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Comments

  1. “I don’t have any illusions about my work lasting beyond my own lifetime, or even very long when I’m alive, but I rarely feel happy unless I’m making something.”

    Love this!

    Thanks Allie and Robert.

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