The Most Important Thing Roger Taught Me

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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