Mangan’s memoirs

My prediction for 2004

December 31, 2003
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It will be much like 2003.

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My favorite Christmas song

December 25, 2003
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“Cry of a Tiny Babe,” by Bruce Cockburn Mary grows a child without the help of a man Joseph get upset because he doesn’t understand Angel comes to Joseph in a powerful dream Says "God did this and you’re part of his scheme" Joseph comes to Mary with his hat in his hand Says...

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A Christmas thought

December 24, 2003
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It was about 4:30 this afternoon and we were getting near the end of the do-four-days’-work-in-three routine that we always do three times a year, every year, for the privilege of not having to work on the actual holidays, when Michele, one of our veteran part-timers who was filling in, sent a message to...

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Need another day off

December 23, 2003
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Sorry, now Melissa has what I had, and my reward for infecting her is looking after her while she coughs, hacks and sniffles the next week away. Tomorrow, though, for sure. Till then, read Howie’s new blog, or John Perry Barlow’s. (Both links via J.D. at New Media Musings.)

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Mucous? We got your mucous

December 22, 2003
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Today, like yesterday and the day before and the day before that, I’m confronted with life’s eternal question: how can one head produce so much snot? I’m saving my strength so I can go in to work and infect all my colleagues. More snotty commentary to come tomorrow or maybe the next day.

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The people you meet

December 15, 2003
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The people you meet

While trolling through a bunch of Saddam pages over at the News Page Designer site (thanks to newsdesigner for the link), I startd noticing the names of people I’ve worked with in the past. So I figured I’d document them here: Bryan DeVasher, Newport News Daily Press. I worked with Bryan in the mid-’80s...

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Newsie movie reviewed

November 30, 2003
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I saw “Shattered Glass” over the weekend. Review is here.

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What I’m thankful for

November 27, 2003
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… that it’s somebody else’s job to put out Friday’s paper. The Metro Desk folks at the Mercury News have a big ol’ feast planned … it’s almost like not having to work because there’s one edition and five stories on the budget. Good thing the rest of the world keeps providing news to...

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Sorry, folks

November 26, 2003
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My head is full of phlegm this morning and I can’t make my brain work … Be back tomorrow or the next day for sure. (Note this will not stop me from going to work, because I won’t need my brain there, just my reflexes).

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A new ‘about’ page

November 22, 2003
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I’ve been meaning to do a better “about this site” page, so this morning I finally got around to it. It’s the post below; feel free to skip over any details you already know.

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