On the first anniversary of Roger Ebert’s passing, I’d like to share the most important thing he taught me.
To be exact, it was more like a lesson I already knew, but that needed reinforcement.
As was so often the case, Roger led by example.
I started corresponding with Roger via email sometime in 2008, when he wrote to pick my brain about the daily details of operating a multi-author blog similar to The House Next Door, my first publication on the web. We wrote each other several times a week after that, sometimes to trumpet stuff we’d written that we were proud of, other times to call attention to a talented new writer or filmmaker that we thought the other guy should know about.
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