I found out this morning that one of the most exemplary writers and journalists of our time has decided to open up his laptop and produce a thoughtful (though infrequently updated) weblog, titled “The Audacity of Despair.” The writer I’m referring to is, of course, David Simon, who is best known as the creator and show-runner of The Wire, a show that has already entered the cultural canon as one of the best American works of fiction (in any medium) of the last 100 years. That’s not hyperbole or opinion. That is fact.
However, there are handful of other things you may not know about David Simon, which, I think, make him a phenomenal role model for us aspiring grown-ups. They are as follows.