There’s an article in the NYT today about a skater named Bobby Crawford, aka Shaggy, who is all about mail. He works in the mailroom at the Hearst Corporation in Manhattan and also sends handwritten letters to the editors of the magazines that he reads. He’s been doing both for over a decade. There is something incredibly poignant about a man whose job is to sort and deliver mail at a major media company who chooses to create his own opinionated mail in his free time. I wonder if the people in the mail rooms of Thrasher or Interview magazines deliver Crawford’s mail to the editors with some innate reverence. Read the profile of Shaggy the ranter here.
Photo of Shaggy by Librado Romero.