2018-08-06 02:49:11 UTC
Instead of carrying the official, event-provided ID tag, I made my own
with a rather large font. This is one of those cases in which size
Ramon F. Herrera
It was the first time in my life when I actually get meet anybody who
knows anything about JFK, let alone book authors and such constellation of
celebrities ... So, I simply dangled my credential in front of people's
eyes. Their reactions were varied, funny ... (Mantik's was the best by
far... in the male category).
I approached Larry Schnapf, the person in charge of one of the daily
events, and the one who recruited Alec Baldwin:
since Cyril Wecht was behind him, I told him: "Hey, Larry, introduce me to
Dr. Wecht" (I dangled my ID in front of everybody else, but for some
reason I am intimidated by The Pope, may be from my Catholic upbringing).
I told him: "We must do this, and that, we have to form a permanent
entity, blah, blah, blah". Since he was surrounded, overwhelmed by fans
and groupies (those pesky lawyer types, I wanted to kick 'em) I told him
that I could go to Pittsburgh, to meet with him and Benjamin.
His answer? It is in the title of this video:
Note: No, I am not implying that Cyril Wecht is now Catholic, let alone
member of the College of Cardinals. Or that he has taken up chain smoking.
Nor am I claiming to be the Capo di Tutti Capi in the Corleone or Herrera
families, and I am definitely not offering him $600 million dollars to
lift his worries. What I offered him is something that is worth more, much