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RIP, Betty Ford

Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford died yesterday in Rancho Mirage, California, where she and her late husband lived for many years after he left office. May she rest in peace. Betty Ford was a remarkable woman. At … Continue reading

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A working holiday?

Over at The Freelance Writing Jobs Network, there’s been an interesting little debate raging on about the pros and cons of working over the holidays. The discussion, titled Dear Freelance Writer, When You Were Partying, I Stole Your Client sparked … Continue reading

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Paper copies

You know what is currently frustrating me? No? Ah, well let me just tell you then. Many of my best writing clips are not in digital format. In fact, most of my favorite clips from my stint as a reporter … Continue reading

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No New Year’s Resolutions Here

As a general rule, I don’t take New Year’s Resolutions too seriously. Some years, I chose one golden resolution, and then for at least a month or so, I worked hard to maintain my vow. But ultimately, my enthusiasm waned. … Continue reading

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Lessons You Don’t Learn in a J-School Classroom

A terrific quote appeared in a story by Marc Parry of Albany, New York’s timesunion.com today. The article about the increasing popularity of journalism as a college major┬ámentioned the lousy job market for journalists these days but noted that many … Continue reading

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