by Ross Sharp

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation have just announced that David Simon is among 23 recipients of a $500,000 “genius” grant to do with as he chooses.

The MacArthur Fellows Program is awarded over a five year period to individuals “who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction”.

Reckon so.

The grants are awarded each year to a broad range of professionals, and previous recipients have included sculptors, astrophysicists, a developmental biologist, a geriatrician, writers, musicians, choreographers, psychiatrists, and historians to name but a few.

It is presumed Mr. Simon may well have just cause to feel rather pleased with himself right now.

Reckon so …