Our Local News-Journal

Back home after a three week absence and I eagerly open our familiar old newspaper.  I see the printed apology, “The Harry Themal column printed Dec. 17 was the same published the previous week.  This was an editor’s error.”  (Harry Themal is a popular long-time columnist and would never make such a mistake.)

Even the editors don’t read their own newspaper anymore.

Next was a local commentary by “The Rev. Robert Stoddard and The Very Rev. William Lane.”  What, I wonder, is the difference between a Reverend and a Very Reverend?  Are there any other gradations, like an Extremely Reverend or, on the other end, Slightly Reverend?  Do these gradations carry over to the afterlife?

A major article with lots of pictures was on two scruffy-looking guys in a magnificent new riverfront office of a company that gives advice to start-up companies.  How did they get all this?  By a $250,000 state grant.  Now there’s a good piece of advice right there.  “I’m excited by it,” says one of the scruffy co-founders, as well he should be.

Yes, it’s good to be home.



About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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