Someone, or maybe it was some study I read, said people who write use one half of their brain more often, while those who work with numbers use the other half of their brain. You know, the left brain-right brain thing, I think.
As someone who has made his living with words, I definitely find truth in that saying, or study, or whatever. I can write with complete confidence that the vast majority of my words, grammar, spelling, etc. will make sense to readers. (But don’t ask me Continue reading “Math is my kryptonite”→
It’s not like I haven’t been writing since my last post (in August, really that long???). Since I resumed my journalistic career, the stories have flowed. But since they’re all political or local stories, I didn’t think they would make good blog material. I know others probably disagree and love to argue politics. As an old-school journalist, though, I hope my stories don’t tend one way or another. I’ve prided myself on others telling me they thought my stories were fair and balanced.
At times over the last few years, it has seemed I’ve been stuck in place, even living a personal nightmare of sorts.
But I’ve finally managed to dig myself out and get headed in what I hope will be a positive professional direction once again. Some, maybe even a lot of, people may not think it’s a bright move to be a reporter or journalist these days, but it’s still what I aspire to be after all my years at a couple of newspapers.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you the last few weeks have been interesting. I know that may sound like a boring word to you, but from my perspective, it fits.
I’ve started learning, at a beginning level, what working at a library might be like. So far, my volunteering has focused mainly on arranging and stacking books and DVDs on the shelves after they’ve been returned. And, man, do people love to Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare 4/16/16”→
Although my adult life has revolved around writing (at least job-related), I’ve often let my postings on this blog lag. Sometimes for much too long. As others have said, writing is a muscle that must be used or it atrophies.
Oftentimes, I put off posting because the daily grind of finding the next step in my career has been too time consuming, frustrating or depressing. When you put yourself out there so many times and get nothing but rejection – or worse, silence – it takes a toll.