Tag Archive: newspaper

Feb 11

Finding our humanity

I had a couple of profound experiences during presentations at this weekend’s newspaper conference.  One of them came in a luncheon about covering mass shootings, particularly school shootings.

It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  At the front of the room two unlikely men sat together: John Voket, the associate editor of the Newtown Bee (the weekly …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.themiraclejournal.com/2013/02/11/finding-our-humanity/

Jan 10

Sickbed humor

For anyone keeping score, today was my EIGHTH day in bed with what I have now learned is the “norovirus.”  Although I’m feeling much more human today, I’m still coughing a lot and feeling exhausted, so I’m going to spend one more day working from home.  Then the weekend to rest and hopefully I’ll be …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.themiraclejournal.com/2013/01/10/sickbed-humor/

Dec 24

A holiday chuckle just for you

A couple weeks ago a friend told me that she loves it when I write about the newspaper because it reminds her that some people work in offices with people they like. 🙂

Well, today I have just the thing!  For the past several months, I’ve been writing down the funny things that my co-workers …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.themiraclejournal.com/2012/12/24/a-holiday-chuckle-just-for-you/

Oct 07

I need help

“I need help.”

Over the past several years, I’ve gotten pretty good at knowing my own mind and asking for what I need. But hot, fat tears ran down my cheeks as I typed those three words.

The logjam started a couple months ago while I was working on the 175th anniversary special edition for …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.themiraclejournal.com/2012/10/07/i-need-help/

Aug 02

Letting myself be angry

The past 24 hours have been very enlightening – not easy, but enlightening. 🙂

Yesterday I had an issue with a company that spanned conversations with several customer service agents. By the time I got to the supervisor, I was irritated. No one I’d spoken with seemed to have any interest or ability to solve …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.themiraclejournal.com/2012/08/02/letting-myself-be-angry/

Jun 28

Drinking the Kool-Aid

A while back, I had that moment when I realized I was a part of the newspaper newsroom.  It was when my brain suddenly started thinking in terms of “inches” rather than “word count” (inches are how we measure the length of a story).

I’ve heard people talk about this with foreign languages – suddenly …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.themiraclejournal.com/2012/06/28/drinking-the-kool-aid/

Jun 27

The second agreement: Don’t take anything personally

I’ve had a fascinating opportunity this week to practice the second of Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements: “Don’t take anything personally.”

As a habitual people pleaser, I made taking things personally a high art.  In the last few years, I’ve made a conscious effort to take my sensitivity down a notch or six and realize that …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.themiraclejournal.com/2012/06/27/the-second-agreement-dont-take-anything-personally/

Jun 17

The miracle of the … sunburn?

Let’s just call a stinky pile of poo a stinky pile of poo.  This is not a pretty miracle.  This is a stinky pile of poo.

Yesterday I covered a graduation for the newspaper.  It was a beautiful sunny day and I knew that I had everything I needed – a list of the graduates, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.themiraclejournal.com/2012/06/17/the-miracle-of-the-sunburn/

Older posts «