My narcissism has now reached such heights that I devoted this week’s arts and culture column to…ME!–

Here’s how it begins:

I started this column in May of 2014.

Which means that for over seven and a half years, I have written, every week, on a book, a ballet, a play, a garden, a painter, a contemporary issue.

During that time, I’ve interviewed scores of people: visual artists, musicians, film-makers, actors, pilgrims, a Holocaust survivor.

I keep thinking some enterprising Catholic influencer is going to notice the incredible uniqueness—genius, really—of what I’ve been up to here. That’s never happened.

So since we’re embarking on a new year, a 52-column blank slate, I thought this week to interview myself!

Q: Your range is dizzying—how do you come up with ideas?


8 Replies to “AN INTERVIEW WITH–ME!”

  1. My life is enriched by your “Catholic” mix, dear Heather’ the Arts and your devotion to God! I have not read of, nor met another even close to your Spirited excellence! Keep it comin’, please and thank you!

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Thanks, Glenda, and I find it nothing short of miraculous that a weekly Catholic newspaper and the Archdiocese of LA have made a place for me–I have got a whole pile of new books and ideas that will promise to keep us all supplied in columns for at least the next six months…it warms my hear that you “get” me.

  2. At first I thought you meant “this particular column _idea_ was started in 2014, and I thought “this is very impressive if she’s dodged a column using herself as a subject for 7 1/2 years…” – and it’s your time to shine! Thank you for all you do. I’m still smiling whenever I think of the recent wastebasket column, incidentally….

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      HA! Well that’s true, too, that I have basically written about myself for 7 1/2 years…actually more like 25, which is when I started writing, period…I agree, the used wastebasket incident is now def among my all-time personal faves. Thank you, Angela!

  3. Regina George says: Reply

    You are so “Catholic” enough.

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Thanks, Regina, I like to think so, too–this is really the way that’s been given to me to spread the Gospels to the end of the earth…so to receive any kind of response is manna from heaven.

  4. Love it! You are real and FUNNY!!

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Thanks, dear Jeff, we NEED a sense of humor in this vale of tears…love to you and Maxine!