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Me As Writer And Editor

Writers and editors can have love-hate relationships with each other. This is most true in the beginning stages of a writer’s career. The relationship happens whether the manuscript is literary or media related. I have not written a book yet, … Continue reading

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Bowdlerized (Op-Ed)

As a writer and someone who used to be employed as a media worker, all the recent hoopla about fake news feels terribly wrong. To point fingers and accuse entire news gathering organizations of being fake news is a bald … Continue reading

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The Omaha Bee-News December 28, 1930

December 28th was just another Sunday in 1930. The Great Depression had been underway for over a year. Herbert Hoover was the US President and the 71st Congress was in session. The Executive Branch and the Congressional Branch were both … Continue reading

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Happy Columnists’ Day

After scanning the front page headlines of the Omaha paper every morning, I flipped to Ann Landers’ column. This was the daily routine I enjoyed during my adolescence. In fact, after reading Landers’ words of wisdom, I made sure to … Continue reading

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Celebrate Democracy OpEd

When I was an adolescent, two of my big goals were visions of idealism. The first was to run for the U.S. Senate, the second was to become a journalist. The first one has been placed on indefinite hold ever … Continue reading

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JFK: A Vision For America (Review)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy would have been 100 years-old this year had he lived. The centennial year of Kennedy’s birth has inspired some new books about the 35th President of the United States. The first one I came across is JFK: … Continue reading

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Something About Erma Bombeck

Early mornings, after breakfast, when I was a youth, I liked to read the good parts of the newspaper.  First the comics pages, then Ann Landers, and three times each week, Erma Bombeck’s column.  You didn’t need to be a suburban … Continue reading

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