Feb 292024
 

Before we had the internet, if you were single and looking for Miss or Mr. Right, you didn’t have many choices if you didn’t feel like going to bars or churches, two popular meeting places for prospective partners. Back then, a lot of newspapers in both big cities and small towns had personal ads for […]

Apr 032022
 

One of the challenges of being in the small town newspaper business, whether you be the publisher or a reporter, is the same thing that small town police officers, firemen, doctors, nurses, and other professionals face. Because you are in a small town, sometimes the people you are going to interact with in the course […]

Feb 082022
 

I have always been a big believer in education. And not just the education you get in a classroom. That’s only the beginning. Education is a never-ending process in our personal lives and in our careers. It can be anything from reading books or attending evening classes at your local community college, to online courses, […]

A Day In The Life

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102021
 

A while back a blog reader said that he would be interested in reading about how I go about writing my books and I replied that if enough other people were interested, I might put something together to share. The response was pretty good, so I thought I would give you a typical day in […]

Jul 112021
 

When I was in college a journalism professor addressed the topic of media bias. He said that biased media is any media that disagrees with your point of view. Everyone had their own selective perspective, and if you disagree with them, you are obviously biased. A career in the small town newspaper business showed me […]

Apr 112020
 

Before we had the internet, if you were single and looking for Miss or Mr. Right, you didn’t have a lot of choices if you didn’t feel like going to bars or churches, two popular meeting places for prospective partners. But back then a lot of newspapers in both big cities and small towns had […]

Kids And Cars

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 212019
 

Something both of my kids seem to have inherited from me is my love of cars. Especially old cars. That may be because during their formative years there was almost always a classic car or two around the house. One of the nice perks of being in the small-town newspaper business is that you get […]

Sep 262009
 

If you ever watched the popular Headlines bit on the Tonight Show, where Jay Leno shows what should be blatant typos and misprints in newspapers, you might wonder how anybody could be so dumb as to let something like that slip through.  Trust me, it happens all too easily. After a lifetime in the small […]