Posts Tagged With: journalism

Who knew there were that many of us?

There’s something uniquely encouraging about meeting people who share your passion and work.

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Rising again, lion-hearted

People are sometimes surprised to learn that I was cripplingly shy as a kid. A barnacle on mom’s leg, nearly. There were many reasons, like getting lost at a festival when I was really young and many hours reading alone or hiking with the dogs as I got older.

That isolation started to chip away in high school theater and college, but it really weakened once I got hired as a reporter. My JOB was to approach strangers and talk to them, and my paycheck depended upon it. Strong motivation and a good opener really helped overcome the shyness.

Inside, though, I still have some of the introvert left. No one sees it because I’m generally gregarious and loud, but it’s there nonetheless. Continue reading

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Losing my voice

“Brian, you really need to stop talking.”

John was right, of course, as had been all the others before him. The cold-that-had-become-bronchitis had shredded my voice and left me only a raspy whisper, and staying silent was good advice.

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We get by with a little help from our friends…

I’m not a huge fan of the Beatles, but that one’s on my mind tonight.  Thanks to some dear friends, our next prayer letter’ll be going out in tomorrow’s mail.

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