Sometimes it’s good to stretch your wings and learn more about a specific kind of writing, especially if you’ve done it before and even more so if you enjoy it. I recognized such an opportunity when I attended last January’s AM&P (Association Media & Publishing)’s encore presentation of its 2019 annual meeting in Chicago, a sort of “best of” compilation of the various sessions. Although the sessions offered excellent insights on social media, audience engagement, book publishing, and more, as is often with such gatherings, great value also came from meeting and talking with peers. READ MORE
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In the late 1940s, after service in the Navy during World War II, my father signed on as a mail carrier at the local post office. He never left that job, working his way up from walking a route to postmaster. Bored after retirement, he worked part-time as a greeter at the local funeral home. It was perfect for him. He got to dress up and meet his friends, and on good days he got to drive the hearse. It never occurred to my father to change jobs while he was at the post office. People who did that sort of thing, drifting from job to job, were viewed at the time with some suspicion, as layabouts. More »
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