Though while I doubt he’d ever recall meeting me, I readily admit, he made a lasting impression on me. “I don’t have time for this preppy,” were his words at the time, as I was introduced to him by a mutual friend at the Writer’s Guild Conference at Lake Arrowhead. Indeed, I think I was wearing a forest green La Coste polo shirt and chinos at the time, so guilty as charged, and a first impression had been made for him that told him all he felt he needed to know about me. I didn’t take it personally. I was told ahead of time, that Mr. Ellison was known for brash actions and talk, and I think the fiery spirit behind that is something worthy of observing and appreciating.
More to come!