Monthly Archives: January 2009

Insert Better Title Here

Who are these people who make up the titles for movies? Do they actually get paid to do this? And if so, how do I sign up to do it? Because frankly, there are some people out there who should … Continue reading

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How Can I Miss You, if You Won’t Go Away?

You know what one of the hardest things about being a freelance writer is?  I mean, other than not having bored coworkers to shoot the breeze  with over the top of your cubicle or bad office coffee to complain about? Not being … Continue reading

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Take Some Unpaid Time Off

The Gannett Co. recently announced it would require most of its employees to take a week of unpaid leave before the end of March. A journalism blog I like to follow recently commented on Gannett’s decision to require this furlough;  Reflections of … Continue reading

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I’m a writer. No, really. I am.

When do you call yourself a writer? A few days ago, I read a comment on another blog by a woman who called herself a writer and then noted “(as opposed to an author).” And it got me thinking about … Continue reading

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What the media can expect

I have two media-related thoughts today, this first day after the inauguration of Barack Obama. First, I’m heartened to hear President Obama wants more transparency in government. And I hope that leads to better protection of the openness of public … Continue reading

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Why are there so many songs about rainbows?

My son William likes to sing.  He likes to sing loudly. He likes to sing joyfully (and maybe a little tiny bit off-key).  And lately, he’s been on a Kermit the Frog kick. So he’s been singing “The Rainbow Connection.” And it got … Continue reading

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A miracle

Anyone else feeling inspired by the Miracle on the Hudson? I don’t know exactly how Capt. Chesley Sullenberger managed to safely land that Airbus on the Hudson River after the plane’s engines blew out shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport … Continue reading

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