Kent discusses emotional turmoil of media blackout
By Kent Roberts
Self-publishing Kent-of-some-trades Kent Roberts “could be more thrilled, but it would be unlikely” to announce publication of Volume 15, Issue 1 – the first Minnesota issue and the end of a two-year drought of editing and publishing at Kent Media Enterprises.
“Sometimes, to be honest, I struggle to find the passion to get the word out,” said Roberts in earnest, inaudibly expressing himself in a public forum held on the bank of the Mississippi River at 4:47am. “But more recently, I was looking on the internet. And on the TV. And in the magazines. And I felt that same old, familiar blend of nausea and indignation overcoming me. This – this is the wretched sensation from whence passion springs.”
As you may know, the sensation experienced by Kent was in response to the media blackout against Kent Roberts-related news and information, a blackout that did notably have glimmers (though not beams) of light.
“The full-on, pitch-black media response to my life is back again,” said Roberts. “They’re treating me like I don’t exist,” he said.
Kent then opened his refrigerator; grabbed a whole, unpeeled carrot; took a huge bite; and almost immediately started choking. His eyes watering, he concluded by walking away and forgetting what we were talking about.
Note: Excerpted From Volume 15, Issue 1 [Full Printable Issue]