Monthly Archives: August 2009

Close to home

Today’s Off the Wall sampling is a place that will be very special to me soon. It’s the site of the rehearsal dinner at Harbor Lights Restaurant and Bar by Lake Panasoffkee in Sumter County.


I think we may have a newsroom mole because I could almost swear some of these have been said in our newsroom: From Overheard in the Newsroom: Editor: “Where is everybody today?” Graphics artist: “This is everybody, remember?” *** Fashion reporter about her loud computer: “If it’s gonna make this much noise, it oughta come […]

Photojournalist fights CIGNA insurance

Here’s a heartbreaking reason to fight for health care reform, and I hope you will pass this along like I am: Steve Coddington is a photojournalist for The St. Petersburg Times. He’s fighting CIGNA to get appropriate care for his wife, who had a subarachnoid hemorrhage. CIGNA, of course, is foiling him in every way, […]


I’ve been so busy wedding planning –yes, I’m getting married Sept. 12 to Amir — that I’ve put writing on hold. Or so I thought. Last night at work, an opportunity arose from a space issue we were having at the paper. And I ran with it! Like most papers nowadays, space for editorial (also […]

Feed a journalist

Dark humor for dark times. My friend and former co-worker Jodie, who now works in Australia, sent this to me recently. I posted this on Facebook, but I thought it was appropriate for here, too.