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The week that was, the day that is

The week has been a little fatiguing, what with midterms at Loyola and a couple of freelance projects, one of which was completed and the other baffled by the malign force that deleted the contents of the project from my thumb drive.

And down at the plant, Friday was a little dicey, with both my brother foremen off. I had to preside over part or all of six sections. I was too busy even to swear much. (Saturday remedied that, though.) Not much time for posting.

Today is going to be another gap, because I intend to spend it marking my twenty-eighth wedding anniversary. Kathleen and I plan a quiet meal together, there is a bottle of chilled champagne awaiting attention, and you, dear people, can go roll a hoop.

Posted by John McIntyre at 12:07 AM | | Comments (5)


Hoop cheerfully rolled. Happy anniversary!

As my aunt was fond of pointing out, the first 200 years are the hardest. As the child of parents who were married for 66! years, take good care of one another.Happy Anniversary and Maazel Tov!

Congratulations to you and Kathleen, Prof. McI. Long-suffering husband and I are coming up on 40 years--how can that be?

And as one of the official witnesses to the ceremony 28 years ago, I add my congratulations. (Twenty-eight years? Seems like only yesterday the Boss and I were in Cincinnati, each with a glass of champagne in one hand and a slice of Kathleen's excellent homemade wedding cake in the other.) The Boss joins me in best wishes. He and I will be spending our 31st anniversary on the 30th playing a hand or two of Speculation (quite appropriate entertainment for an old married couple!) in the card room at the Jane Austen Society of North America's Annual General Meeting in Portland, OR.

My 30th's coming up on Halloween.

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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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