The Third Coast have thrown me into a big fat dilemma. They’ve opened the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Competition (note the map!) for this year. I thought, shall I enter my best piece, Angus Graham: A Profile? It was finished just a year ago. Well why not! Because, in the year since, I’ve been to many In The Dark events, from which I have learned enormously. When I listen back to Angus Graham, I hear poor edits, and fuzzy chunks that shouldn’t be there, and, perhaps most cringe-worthy, Radiolab-wannabe moments. I don’t want the radiorati at Third Coast (lovely and encouraging as they are) to have to groan at that. But still, isn’t it better to apply than not? Gah!

So, it’s a difficult decision, but fantastic that I’m in this position!