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A day for the books

Not quite of “Today in History” caliber, but on this date in 1986, I reported to 501 N. Calvert St. for my first day at work at The Sun. Because of the [cough] hiatus [cough], I am beginning my twenty-fourth year at the paper rather than my twenty-fifth.

Still happy to be here.

This morning, after several days of workshops, faculty meetings, orientation, and other business, my daughter, Alice, steps into her classroom at the Garrison Forest School to begin actual instruction in Latin. This will be her fourth year at the school.

This afternoon, my son, J.P., will report to work for his first day in the kitchen at Crush in Belvedere Square. It wouldn’t be the thing for me to endorse a commercial enterprise here, but I am confident that he will provide satisfaction to the customers.

Yesterday was the day that the full fall schedule started for Kathleen at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson, so today the whole family is fully, and gainfully, occupied.


Posted by John McIntyre at 12:11 AM | | Comments (3)


Congrats on all points...

So do CIA graduates go on to teach the Classics?
Congrats = in today's economy you have hit a grand slam. (That's a homerun when the bases are loaded.)

Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! (That's one for each of you.)

And, BTW, there are two spaces rather than one between each Huzzah! Sorry, I can't seem to retrain myself. (I gave up trying to restrain myself a long time ago.)

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About John McIntyre
John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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