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NEAROF!’s 3rd Annual Christmas Gift General Ideas

It’s that time of year again, isn’t it? It’s hard to believe this is the third annual NEAROF! gift guide. Every year, it’s getting harder to write this thing, probably because I’ve included all sorts of great stuff in prior years. Be sure to check out the 2010 guide, as well as the 2011 guide. […]

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NEAROF!’s Christmas Gift General Ideas 2011

I did one of these Christmas gift lists last year, and I had fun doing it, so why not give it another go. Don’t be surprised if you spot items that seem vaguely similar to things from the 2010 list. BOOKS Larousse Gastronomique: I’ve been meaning to get a copy of this for years. Not […]

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Company’s Coming, newspapers, and the byline rush

Given enough time, deadlines and stories churned out, plenty of writers turn cynical about what they do. The repetition of shuffling words from brain to screen by way of fingers, day after day, is a tedious process far less romantic than first-year journalism students believe it to be. For some writers, a byline quickly loses […]

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