I’ve just uploaded a short piece I wrote 15 years or so ago, when I was a humor columnist for my local newspaper. (My wife: “ Alleged humor columnist.”) It’s titled “Have I Got An Idea For You”; here’s the opening paragraph:
I’ve got a great idea for a start-up business that I am generously making available to anyone reading these words. I’d cash in on it myself, but cranking out these cheesy columns takes up all of my spare time these days. Since I am contractually forbidden from disclosing exactly how much I am being paid each week for writing them, you’ll have to trust me when I say this is not such a good deal for me. (I am allowed to provide an estimate, however, so to paraphrase Calvin Trillin, it is in “the low two-figures.”)
You’ll find it on the Loose Change page of this website.