May 4 fell on a Tuesday in 2010. The previous weekend I had concluded my critically acclaimed portrayal of Franklin Roosevelt in the Memorial Players' production of Annie. And it was on that Tuesday afternoon that I returned to the newsroom of The Baltimore Sun after my twelve-month [cough] hiatus [cough].
I brought You Don't Say back to the paper. With the encouragement of my editor, Mary Corey, I subsequently introduced new features, the video joke of the week and the vocabulary word of the week, to Baltimoresun.com. I went on Twitter.
Today, as has been my custom for most Saturdays of the past thirty-three years, I will be at the desk to oversee the production of Sunday editions.
It has been good these past three years to be back in harness, to be working with colleagues, to be productive, to be useful.
It has been good to be part of a publishing enterprise that is looking forward, one of the legacies that Mary Corey left us. She was always looking for the things we can do, rather than, as is the case with so many journalists, talking about the things we can no longer do. She was alert to possibilities.
And so, three decades on, am I. I'm not done yet.
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