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Friday, October 02, 2009


Sunday Paper

Years ago I was the co-anchor of a public affairs program called “Sunday Papers”. It was so much fun to produce. The head honcho was the news director where I was the afternoon anchor. We basically did an interactive audio version of, what else, the Sunday Paper. I still remember the call letters: KNAC-FM, 105.5

We used a new comedy album excerpt for the Comic section, I reviewed a book/interviewed an author of a new book for the Book section, we talked about new restaurants and places to visit or the Travel section-I’m pretty sure you get the general idea.

As a “radio” person, I assumed that this was as close as I’d ever come to getting anything in the actual Sunday newspaper. You know what happens when you “assume” something-right?

Happily, even though it is now almost 30 years later-I will have the lead article in this week’s Sunday edition of the OC Register! Yes-in fact, if all goes as planned, my story will be the lead.

And it will be for such a wonderful cause-the Orange County Children’s Book Festival.

Anyone who knows me knows I feel very loving toward the printed word, especially those found in books. They teach, entertain, take you into places that both excite and calm you-there is just nothing quite as wonderful as reading a book. So to have a feature in the Sunday edition on such a great topic is pretty much a dream come true.

I wanted to share this with those of you who come here on any type of basis (regular or sporadic) and enjoy my own weekly musings.
Since we are talking about the world of books and writing, I also had another surprise happen this week. I’ve been waiting for about 6 weeks for a book from someone who wrote about how to get a smart baby. I guess he doesn’t really care about selling the book or being interviewed because his PR person got sick of my repeated requests and sent him my address. (Turns out that he decided to take a 2 month leave from dealing with the press!)

I found a box on my front doorstep. I of course thought it finally had to be the long sought after book. Nope. It was actually better! Yes-inside the box was a hardcover Taste at Home Holiday and Celebration Cookbook with a letter of explanation telling me that on page 112 was my recipe for Cauliflower-Mashed Potatoes. They got the introductory story wrong, but my name was spelled correctly and they also spelled my hometown right-so all is good for me!

It’s true what they say about publicity-there really is no bad press if your name is spelled correctly.

This is the 3rd book of theirs that includes one of my recipes. Last week I couldn’t think of a thing to write-this week seems to be a totally different side of the proverbial coin!

Congrats on getting the recipe published. That's very cool. And I see you're a believer of love at first sight. That's wonderful. And here's a little video I think you'll enjoy -- -- about the moment one woman first saw her future husband and 'just knew.' Almost 50 years later, they're still married. If you like it, click to vote for it and she might wind up as an "aha moment" tv commercial. Check out some of the others, too, and vote for as many as you like. Much appreciated.

All the best,
Hi Jack,

Welcom to my site. You bet I believe in love at first sight. We've just celebrated the 29th anniversary of my hubby's proposal in July. We'll be married for 29 years this coming April.

Hope you come back and invite others here!
Sounds like you're on a roll there. How is the OC Register doing there in this age where print newspapers are struggling? Our Ann Arbor News folded but was resurrected as Ann and seems to be doing well, though it only comes out twice a week.
Freedom Comm who is the parent company just filed Chap 11 Dave.
There goes all hope of getting that full time position at the smaller local paper. but the Reg and one of the 2 littler papers I write for are big print moneymakers.
we still have a lot of seniors who pride themselves on NOT using a computer.
such a shame-I prefer the print as well.
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