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Gazette LiveYou can now read this stuff what I write in other places. Wooooo!

I’m now also writing for a collection of Gazette Community websites, which are linked in with the local Trinity Mirror’s Teesside local newspaper title, the Evening Gazette. I’m writing for several different ‘Communities’, under the title ‘Simon Says…’. I’ll post a quick link on this site every time I post something new on that one, just in case you happen to be interested enough to click through.

This post was filed under: Site Updates, Writing Elsewhere.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Mort Karman

    21.58, 11/06/2007

Nice to see you go from being a “rich” doctor to an underpaid journalist. Community journalism is a lot of fun and very rewarding-but very little money.
Years ago when I used to lecture on “how to be a successful photojournalist” I would pull out a package of my then wife’s birth control pills and say “this is the secret-get some for your wife or girl friend and make sure she takes them because she will have to hold down a good job so you can have fun and be creative.”
I wish you good luck in this new semi-profession. Perhaps some day you to will be barred from Yahoo QA.

Comment from Mort Karman

    22.11, 11/06/2007

I thought it was about time I updated you on my past wives.
I told you about the first one who was a witch and divorced me because I could not spel.
Wife number 2, Linda was a red Indian. She was not a Navahoe, nor an Arapahoe- she was a plain old Ho.
Back in Denver linda ran the tribal lodge.
If you ask anyone who knew her back in the old days they will tell you -Linda ran the local Ho House.
I will never forget a time when the local police were looking for a fellow who would call for a prostitute and then beat up the girl if she would not agree to let him be her pimp.
When the detective asked one of the victims to describe the man she said “well-it sort of leaned over towards the left”- “I mean his face,” said the detective. “I don’t know, that was not the part I was looking at,” said Kathy.
Next time I will tell you about wife number 3-Babe-a pig in the city.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

    09.43, 12/06/2007

Thanks for the good wishes… and the story of No 2. Your stories always make me smile 🙂

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