Last evening, while it was still 100 plus here, Karl went for his walk that he does every day. Around nine last night he got back bringing home from a nearby Tom Thumb grocery store two copies of the Senior News newspaper. He was thrilled to show me that the July edition of the Collin/Denton counties version of the paper has my book review column prominently displayed on the top left of page two.
I have been doing the unpaid column for a lot of years now. Far more than I care to admit. Plenty of folks say print is dead or dying and e-everything is the way to go. They can make their case, but there is something very special about seeing your efforts in print. To be able to open up something, in this case a newspaper, and feel the paper and to smell that scent while seeing yourself in print.
Nothing quite like it.