Hello all. I am back after nearly a year of silence. You're welcome for the quiet! Many stories include the nadir of the main character who disappears into the black, only to emerge (one hopes!) as a wiser person.
My legal matter with The Post and Courier was resolved and I no longer work there. Given the lack of teeth in the government agencies charged with protecting the rights of women in the workplace, the issue was settled as well as one could expect. Much love and respect to one Allan Holmes, Esq. (Lawyers get a bad rap but they are sometimes the lone force between what is right and what doesn't even come close.) God bless, my man!
I am now working remotely for a paper in the Caribbean (thanks, RG) I am knee-deep in starting a business with the ever-amazing xarker. I have 6 bikes in my dining room and one in the kitchen; one cat in the house and a stray residing underneath. Kids everywhere. Most of them are mine. I've made some home improvements in my leisure but it's still pretty much chezXark: messy, crowded and full of life. I used to worry, but now I know: I like it like that.
I like to write, too, and I am unfettered now, in so many ways. Life IS good.
I've done a lot of jobs in my 27-year newspaper career, and one thing I truly loved the challenge and creativty of graphic design. I haven't done daily page design in years, unless you count my exile on the night desk in 2008, but I wanted to share some of my favorites from the good old days. Most of these pages are from 2002-2004. I hope you get a kick out of them!