Saturday, January 18, 2014
I have had another op-ed published. Yes, I've convinced another editor that my stuff isn't just the inane ramblings of an old fart with incipient Alzheimer's. Today's victims are the audiences of the Patriot Ledger and the Brockton Enterprise.
(Unfortunately, it appears that the on-line versions of the papers aren't quite a complete clone of the hard copy. As of now, I believe the only way to get my words is to buy the physical paper. So, uh, go do that.)
The Patriot Ledger covers what we in Massachusetts refer to as the South Shore. Residents of such fine upstanding communities as Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, Holbrook, Randolph, Hingham and Hull, who have done nothing to deserve such treatment, will find my mug plastered across the top of a couple of columns of newsprint. Once they get past my face, they'll find my 550-or-so words concerning smoking in public parks.
The Brockton Enterprise is running the same column. This means that the city famous for producing Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler may also someday be able to say a Pulitzer winner once graced the pages of their hometown newspaper. When that day of bovine aviation occurs, every person able to show me an original print copy of today's column will be my guest for fried clams at McMenamy's (slogan: The fish you buy today swam last night in Buzzards Bay!)
(Suggested additional slogan: We wrap your lunch in Sully's column!)
As usual, any kind words you care to deposit at the doorstep of the editors would be greatly appreciated. If you hate what I have to say, keeping your mouth shut would be equally appreciated.
Once more with links, in case my column shows up there at some point:
The Patriot Ledger
The Brockton Enterprise
Soon, with more better stuff. Maybe someday with clams!