Since the launch of Sheepshead Bites, we have been referring to ourselves as “we” and “ourselves” (and also “us”), even though it was just me, Ned Berke, sitting alone, tapping out pluralized pronouns to boost our ego. Yes, it’s true, Sheepshead Bites runs on self-importance. And often Doritos. It’s a good mix.
Alas, another ingredient has been added to the site – Ray Johnson. An incredible writer, and a resident of the Bay for more than 30 years, Ray, has already been writing for the site, will continue to post on a regular basis. Additionally, Ray will be the sole ruler of Sheepshead Bites for the next 12 days, while
we I, will be out of the country. What’s more, I’ve given Ray the right to dismiss everything I’ve said during training over the past few weeks, and to take the site in any direction deemed worthwhile. And, most importantly, Ray’s entry to the site’s roster of writers does one extraordinary and special thing above all else: it validates our right to say “we” and “us” and “ourselves” all we want without feeling guilty about misleading readers.
So, with that we say, “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” — Albert Pine
Readers, be nice and welcome Ray.