Maybe it’s because I’m an only child and I work alone (violins at the ready, please), but I just love writing and communicating. I flatter myself that one of my major functions – apart from AML training – is to make it easier for MLROs and other ML-obsessives to find and sift the information they need to do their jobs better and more efficiently. And please don’t think that this is a purely altruistic exercise: I just love reading and research. (Do you remember that old “O” level English exercise called comprehension, where you had to read a page of text, underline the crucial points and summarise it in a paragraph? Well, I was the Queen of Comprehension, the Uber-Underliner, the She-Goddess of Summaries.)
But even I have to admit that perhaps I am trying too hard. I have this blog. I have some information that I reserve to send to client MLROs, so that they feel particularly adored. I have a Facebook page (look to the right – I’ve just added a link to it). And of course I have my website, which I started way back in 2002 – and that has a “Stop Press” page for latest news. So when I read an ML story, I have to decide: is this for fast distribution on the Stop Press page, or wry comment on Facebook, or rambling discussion on this blog, or limited distribution to much-beloved MLROs? Sometimes I just give up and tell the cat instead: she’s fairly inscrutable, but I know she’s thinking about it.