I don’t believe “Dr.” Behooving is quite sufficient—at least not any longer. This is a dilemma, because I know the title “professor” brings with it middle management duties, at which I would fail dreadfully. But I can’t sit on my hands at this current rank, “Dr.”, not now that a big yellow poster promoting my book is on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair, no less.
I was thinking I should have some title like “Wing Commander”. Or how about “Brigadier General Behooving”. What is the abbreviation for that? What do Field Marshals write on departure cards? Do any of my readers have authority to confer such a title? I think I would like Wing Commander the best, if that is within your jurisdiction.
Seriously though, who would have thought my half serious blogging would lead to a 100% serious book on architecture and urban design? You could be forgiven for not knowing this, but nai010 is an amalgam of NAi and 010, two firebrands of architectural publishing, now bigger than Ben Hur in their reach and prestige. So yes, it was definitely a good idea starting this blog.