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Archive for April 2007

In Praise of the Inappropriate

There’s an art to saying the wrong thing at the right time. And the older I get, the more I think there’s a gene that causes it. If there is, I know this: it’s passed on the mother’s side.

My maternal grandmother, Gert, was a master of the art of the inappropriate comment. With me, a cherished grandson, she was a sweetheart. With my mom, she was … less sweet.

links for 2007-04-01

Publishing 2.0: Why Journalism Matters “What happens when you have thousands of people wielding the power of the press without…


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