Brick at its best is a Retro Metro Column. The rest of the time, Brick is a wordy blog.
Retro Metro refers to the tradition of print papers having one or more commentators prominent on a local news page — not the editorial page — several times a week.
Brick is independent, not affiliated with any commercial publication. Alas, the author sometimes is, that’s the nature of freelance journalism. Ben S. Pollock assumes readers of Brick can tell the difference.
This is the About the Author page. That’s Ben S. Pollock in black-and-white, an old column standing-hed mug shot. Mr. Pollock, an Arkansas-based editor and blogger, is 2012–14 director of online media for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, having been its 2010-12 president. For more on Mr. Pollock, visit his Mirthology, a Loose Leaflet, the home page and way-back archives of the overall Web site.
E-mail here: firstname.lastname@example.org . That address gets huge amounts of spam, despite the so-called filters, so it may be a few days before Mr. Pollock sees your message. It might get accidentally deleted. Sorry about that.
Alternative: Write a comment on any Brick. As comments are moderated, I’ll see that.