They liked me, they really liked me

One of the great things about being a journalist is getting to meet people. And they always like you. The following was said to me once by a former county official at a past job when I showed up at an 8 a.m. meeting (but the paper’s offices didn’t open until 9): “We thought we’dContinue reading “They liked me, they really liked me”

Why I should never be allowed to hire anyone ever again

When I got my first job out of college as a journalist and became editor in six weeks due to a mean trick by the woman who hired me, I learned a lot. I learned more about photography and page design, I learned that school board meetings are the most boring thing in the worldContinue reading “Why I should never be allowed to hire anyone ever again”

Why I Won’t Shop At Meijer/Grammar Ninja

I have a bumper sticker on my car my roommate got me one year that says “Grammar Ninja: Ruthless, Deadly, Articulate.” It’s true. I am a Grammar Ninja of some sort, if such a thing exists. I don’t think I’m really deadly though. As a journalism major, fan of the English language and supporter ofContinue reading “Why I Won’t Shop At Meijer/Grammar Ninja”

19. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus…

One of my favorite pieces of journalism ever, an editorial in the pages of the New York Sun from 1897, in response to a little girl’s question of if there really is a Santa Claus… Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and youContinue reading “19. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus…”