Leonard Fein discusses the disconnect between the act of writing and the world of action, and attempts to answer why he writes ("[m]ainly because that is what I know how to do, and because the act of writing brings me great pleasure . . . "). The author then addresses the continuing temptation of writing columns with an "I told you so" motif -- specifically because Fein began to call for a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as early as 1975. This draft and/or unpublished version is archived as part of Leonard Fein's complete papers.