Monthly Archives: March 2010

Retained

Calling early this morning, I learned I was retained. I’m relieved to have a job, of course, but I am absolutely crushed that so many talented people had to go. It’s going to be hard. We reapply for our jobs tomorrow (note to self: bring two forms of ID). I’m hoping there are no more […]

Waiting

Having to wonder Thursday, Friday, Saturday and today whether we will have jobs after tomorrow is hard. At the 2 p.m. meeting last Wednesday, we were told 10 percent of our nearly 500-person staff would be gone, but in later meetings, they were told 5 percent. I guess we’ll see. Numerous people said goodbye already, […]

HarborPoint

The court case reached toward Harbor–HarborPoint that is. Yes, my old employer, owner of The Daily Commercial, will buy The Daytona Beach News-Journal for $20 million. (Just think, 47.5 percent of the shares were once worth $129 million in 2006.) Read all about it here: Judge approves sale of News-Journal. All day tomorrow they’re holding […]

Bad grammar, yo

Hilarious video I found while browsing YouTube: I can’t enjoy “The Way I Are” by Timbaland just because of the grammar. Hearing The Black Eyed Peas singing, “Imma Be,” (which always sounds like “I’m a bee,” to me) is another offender. I often wonder how many kids will think those are normal to say. In […]

More Kim Harrison

Love her! I have to admit: Kim Harrison had me worried with “White Witch, Black Curse” that her series was losing its sparkle, but she’s back with style in “Black Magic Sanction.” Here’s my review: Kim Harrison regains momentum with her fast paced eighth novel “Black Magic Sanction,” which finds bounty hunter and witch Rachel […]

Inspiration

Writing that my grandmother died Feb. 14 felt too hard to write, so that’s why I took such a long break. Mom-Mom, as I called her, and I had a remarkable relationship, and she was always there when I needed her. Last night, I was reminded of how thoughtful she was while I was cleaning […]