Looking back can be so much fun, especially when your past can encourage someone else’s future. Léni Paquet-Morante, an artist who has kept touch with me over several decades, called with her latest news. I took vicarious joy in what she is doing now. Morante had been busy with raising three children, volunteering in their … Continue reading Leni Morante: Turning the Page
Yes, I know, there is a dismal future for investigative journalism. Same for arts criticism. In a previous blog, I told about Richard Bilotti, former publisher of the Times of Trenton, pitching the unpleasant proposition that journalists should be entrepreneurial. Richard K. Rein’s U.S. 1 Newspaper column told of a panelist at Princeton University saying … Continue reading Journalist’s Choice: Pitchforks & Burning Tar — or Kachingle?
Still groggy from 12 hours in the air, after two weeks in Hawaii, I wade through my E-mail to find a message from a news organization, Dow Jones Interactive, with the pitch that I will get the most “Return on Vacation” (which I suppose refers to the Return on Investment of accountants’ balance sheets) with … Continue reading Deals versus the Aloha Spirit