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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Deadline writing!


Me in a meeting in OKC city hall, lower right corner, back pew, with small bald spot blue-gray shirt and note pad--photo courtesy Zach Nash

Geezer can still do it!

3.5 hour meeting out at 5:25. City Hall, OKC. Walk back to Journal Record, post blog lead--3 paragraphs, by 5:50. Deadline was 5 p.m. Complete story, 290 words, by a little after 6 p.m. at the Journal Record, daily business newspaper in OKC. Copy Editors bugging me, and then they call at home and save my ass.

It's fun being a journalist!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you.
    I want to become a real engineer again and build things.

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