Going pro (in journalism)

How about this for the lede (first sentence) for my next article: “According to Wikipedia, Marc Chagall was a very important person.”

Hmmmm, maybe not …

Although it makes me wonder how many high schoolers begin their term papers that way.

Le Poisson dans le ciel (Flying Fish) by Chagall. Pic from Cea on Flickr.

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I just spent five hours in the Rockford Public Library talking on the phone.

It’s official.

I’m going to hell.

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Dancing in a Snuggie

One major benefit to working from home is that I can dance around my kitchen when I’m lacking in inspriation.

I could also wear a Snuggie.

That would enable me to dance around my kitchen while wearing a Snuggie . .. awesome.

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Non-profits profitting

It's all about the Benjamins ... Pic from AMagill on Flickr.

It’s not terribly uplifting to be looking at 990 tax forms and notice that many of these people who work for a non-profit are making what I hope to earn someday when I have a real job in not only their salaries (I’ll never make that much!), but in their annual bonuses!

Holy moly!

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New job faux pas (maybe)

So I met up with this great freelance writer for tips about how to pitch stories, write stories, get paid for stories, etc. We chatted for an hour and a half, and I’m now going to be helping him out with some background research.

Overall, the meeting went swimmingly.

I just really hope he wasn’t the guy in the Jeep Wrangler that I almost rammed into upon leaving our coffee shop meeting place.

Here’s for hopin’.

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