STOP. Right now. Stop whatever your doing. Put down the pen. Stop clicking around (unless its necessary to read this blog). Turn off the tv. dont worry about the crying child. Go. out to the store, and pick up a copy of this months Men's Journal. Ok, now flip a few pages in, page 18 to be exact. on the top right corner of the left page....YES. THERE. NOW YOU SEE IT.
I'm a published man.
So originally i saw in the magazine that the winner of that months letter of the month will win a mountain bike worth $2,000. So i read every article, picked my favorite one, and wrote a letter about it. It was an article about the Great White Shark, and how they have an unfortunate repurtation and how they are being killed off the face of the earth.
I didn't win the bike, but i got my name in the magazine. If you can't make it to the store, heres what I wrote:
"Thanks to Peter Benchley for shedding light on the shadowy world of the great white shark. It amazes me what people will do for a buck-without any regard for the future of this incredible creature. If only poachers who hunt these endangered animals for money would realize the beauty they are denying future generations. And all of this for an expensive but tasteless bow of shark-fin soup."
-Jeremiah Lee Jackson, Chicago, IL
Yeah, so thats not EXACTLY how I wrote it, but close enough. :)