• Mary Schmich

I’m good with it.

My tersely worded blog post Monday announcing her award reflected the wire-service-era pressures of blogging (gotta put the word out, no time to think) rather than a lack of enthusiasm. But the request from commenter Eric McCarthy is a reasonable one:

“Umm, Mr. Miner, so could you maybe elaborate a bit more in this post (or another one) about Mary? As in, what you like (if you do) about her work? You’re noting her win, but you’re not exactly bending over backwards to praise her contribution to Chicago journalism. Why not? This is a rare and important event—a Chicago journalist winning a Pulitzer. I’d expect a little more from you about what you think of Schmich’s work.”