… This Just In …



[Breaking News: from another strangely irrelevant moment in our news room…]

Editor: “Is THIS all we have for obits? Just one tiny paragraph?!? How are we supposed to fill today’s news hole?!?”

Me: “Hey, you want me to go out and kill some people? Haha!”

Editor: *long, creepy silence…*

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

50 thoughts on “… This Just In …”

            1. CHEERS to THAT!!! And the fact that I just found the “follow” button that sends me an email notification whenever you post, instead of to my Reader — I will never be late to the party again!! As they say here in the U.S. “That’s fantastic!” Or roughly translated in Canadian, “That’s Fantastic, eh?!”

              Your stool has been reserved! 🙂

                1. Yikes!… let me try that again. I was on a fire from 12:30 to 3:30 a.m., so I’m a little punchy…

                  (Join me now as we go back in time… a whole 45 seconds ago….)

                  CHEERS, Miss FP!

                  (Yes, I’m a dork…)

                1. It’s truly frightening that would would have both mental and physical access to that so quickly. On a side note, I have just decided on my wake soundtrack.

  1. You could always add pet obits to your offerings…”The family of Jennings is saddened to announce the death of their beloved bird, Dropsy, who succumbed to a Raccoon on June 30. The family requests donations to Catastrophic Pet Adoption Center. Dropsy’s ashes will be placed with the planting of a cherry tree this Saturday at the Jennings home 6160 Henson Street at 1 pm. Dropsy was the proud parent of Dipsy and Dovey, who remain cloistered in the Jennings home.” 🙂

  2. Sounds a little like when work is slow… A few of co workers will say…”Who wants to go toss marbles in super stores parking lot” (to create injuries) I work for doctors who fix broken bones etc…

No one is watching, I swear...

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