Final harvest

Final harvest

It’s been years since I’ve grown anything I thought of as a “crop.” Robert’s and my history does include several years of heavy-duty gardening, including a few years of bountiful harvests in the Farmington River valley of Connecticut. What I just pulled in from the back yard is nothing like the 50+ pounds of tomatoes from the year I was pregnant with Allison – but it’s a step nonetheless.

A bad day Monday

I’ve been thinking a lot about the advice Steve Buttry of Digital First Media gave to a group of journalists last month on how to begin thinking “digital first.” Following Monday’s embarrassing display of bad journalism, as every news source I consulted reported unsubstantiated and too-often wrong information about the shooting at the Navy Yard in Southeast D.C., we should all be thinking about it.

Talking shop

The best freelance session at Excellence in Journalism 2013, the journalism convention hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists and two other organizations in August, was actually the best freelance-oriented seminar I’ve attended in years. The presentation was interesting because it exposed the human sides of the two panelists – an accomplished freelancer who was scared to take on the project and an editor who put a lot on the line with his publication to get the story done. 


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