Ending on a somber note
Because of an oversight at the paragraph factory, no video joke of the week has been posted. But there are several in the can, and I will announce when they resume.
You do have a word of the week, and it is seasonal: eleemosynary.
Earlier today I recorded an interview with Sheilah Kast of Maryland Morning at WYPR-FM, 88.1. You can tune in tomorrow morning between 9:00 and 10:00 to listen, or you can check the Maryland Morning website for a recording tomorrow afternoon.
One last thing, a somber one. The Winston-Salem Journal is losing its copy desk—all eighteen people—to a consolidation of resources in Media General. It is a tremendous blow to the paper: the loss of institutional knowledge, the loss of local knowledge, the loss of resources to ensure accuracy and clarity. The War on Editing has claimed another cluster of casualties.
There is a tribute to them on YouTube—thank you, Diego Sorbara, for flagging it—that is worth a few minutes of your time and attention. In fact, I insist. Attention must be paid.
Those of us still in the struggle salute our comrades. Ave atque vale.