It must be Monday
Something you may have missed at church: The name Tim Tebow keeps cropping up in my Twitter feed and elsewhere, and from context I gather that Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, Messiah, Pantocrator, the Word before the world began, the Lamb before the throne, the Alpha and Omega, has taken a personal interest in the outcome of certain professional football games.
If I had a hammer: Now that Lowe’s has bowed to bigotry from some odious pressure group and withdrawn its sponsorship of the reality show, All-American Muslim, I will be taking my business elsewhere.
Opening a new front: Veteran copy editor Pam Nelson is now blogging at The Grammar Guide on the American Copy Editors Society’s website. She previously blogged at Triangle Grammar Guide when she worked at the News & Observer in Raleigh. The battle lines of the War on Editing have now carried her to Charlotte, under circumstances she explains in her inaugural post.
Barely passing: I could only mark twelve items on the “Checklist for being a ‘real’ journalist.” That’s 60 percent, a very low D. But as you look at the list, what becomes apparent is that to be a “real” journalist, you have to be a reporter. Copy editing, we are once again reminded, doesn’t count for much.
Don’t cry for me: Your word of the week is maudlin.