Saturday, January 21, 2006

A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney

Even the worst Andy Rooney imitation brings instant recognition. That may seem like a dubious distinction, but how many people are that well known?
Rooney's columns that run in the Saturday TU, like today's on the sounds of nature, are elegant and beautifully written. If I taught composition, I'd make my students read his work. Now well into eighties, it seems that Andy Rooney still writes every day; Experts on aging say use it or lose it. Andy Rooney uses it and hasn't lost it.