Robert Laurie Elder (June 23, 1938 — December 27, 2020), the longtime editorial page editor of The San Jose Mercury News and a well-known member of the Sea Ranch community, died peacefully Sunday after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease and other health issues. He was 82.
He was a…
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Sound familiar? You’re not alone.
When I was in 8th grade, California was in a bone-dry drought. We took quick showers. Lawns died. Cars wore coats of dirt.
One day in English class, a strange soft drumbeat began. We strained our ears and memories, then gasped and turned to look outside.
“Let’s open all the windows, be quiet, and listen to the rain,” Mrs. Zimmerman said.
The drought had ended. My thirst to capture the moments of my life had begun.
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Whether I work with you in a boardroom or emergency…
A blog post explains one idea.
If a post is overloaded and under-edited, the idea you are explaining may be “I don’t have one clear idea.”
(Or, “we don’t have one clear idea, because our entire team at work is trying to write with one voice.” Imagine if you were…