Temp gig has ended

Given that I made a fairly big deal out of a temporary job assignment that came to me a few weeks ago, I feel compelled to tell you that the assignment has concluded.

The Dallas Morning News needed a temporary editorial writer to join the staff. The editor of the opinion pages got in touch with me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. He told me up front it was a temporary gig. Hey, no sweat, I told him. I am 72 years old and had a nice career as an opinion writer and editor. I said I was game for the assignment.

It ended the other day.

I have to say it was an honor and a thrill to lend a hand for a brief period of time to the staff of a major daily newspaper. I wish them well as they continue on. As for my wife and me, our trek will take us forward, too.

What’s more, if the need ever arises for me to submit a resume to someone, I can add “editorial writer for the Dallas Morning News” to the list of stops along my journey.

Not bad.


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