*splutter*

Layout day’ll never be the same!

In all seriousness, that’s marvellous. I just started working in the newspaper world again, and with all its faults (and they’re many) I’m fond of it, and glad to have landed in a corner of it that lets me stay local. (The rest of the paper knows the wire very well, but my few pages all get written by folks who actually live here.) There’s a directness to local papers, an activity, and now I think of it a community and connection and informality, that may have equivalents elsewhere but are not easy to find, all the same.

And all my stories are laid out in body copy style… which will start me thinking of cloning if I take it too seriously, so I won’t. Point is, that metaphor gets richer the more I consider it, and that’s the mark of a first class one. Thanks!