Friday, February 09, 2007

Good news

I went down to the local newspaper on Monday, and I'm their new features writer (on a freelance basis).

In every week's issue, I'll be writing a profile/interview with interesting locals. My first subject hand-typed an autobiography, available in the reference section of the local lobrary.

It is AMAZING. Not only because he's had an interesting life, but also because he provides a clear, first-hand account of life in Mississippi in the 1920s. The econonomy, the social structure, race-- it's all in there. This stuff needs to be part of the Library of Congress, because it's priceless. I'm meeting him next week, and I think it'll be great.

Talk to ye elders, people! And elders, write your stuff down! Think of it as community service.


Anonymous said...

Congrats! The paper is lucky to have you :)

Your trip to Cali looks like it was a blast. Thanks for posting all the great pictures.

Oh, did K get that book for his sister?

Anonymous said...

He sure did!!! I *think* she liked it!

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Anonymous said...

I love the pics from San Fran. And of the dogs. And you are the most beautiful ponderer I have ever seen! I must admit, it has been a while since I've read your blog. I love the new look, and I'll be venturing into this cite much more frequently. Take care, sweet girl, and know that I think of you always. Stinks