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The Man in the Mirror

Dave Lieber

By Dave Lieber   Fort Worth Star-Telegram Columnist Secretary, National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation Talking to Hartford Courant columnist George Gombossy on the phone the other day was really weird. It was like having a conversation with myself. He does what I do. He thinks like I do. Just weird, man. I told…

Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday with Art Buchwald

Art Buchwald

By Suzette Martinez Standring Renowned columnist Art Buchwald has refused dialysis, and it’s only a matter of time, maybe a short time, before he dies. For a man awaiting The Reaper,   he’s in unusually fine fettle. I spent two days by his side to find Buchwald doesn’t see himself as courageous, nor does he feel…

The Best Will Be In Boston – Suzette Standring

Suzette Martinez Standring

By Suzette Martinez Standring, NSNC Past President “Please come to Boston,” as sung by David Allan Coe has a plaintive tone, but we don’t have to beg. For our 30th anniversary annual meeting, we’ll have it all. Our meeting on June 30-July 2, 2006 will place us in the center of Fourth of July celebrations…

The Next Plagiarizing Columnist Who Comes Along?

Dave Lieber

The next plagiarizing columnist who comes along? We’ll take it outside! By Dave Lieber Fort Worth Star-Telegram Columnist After hosting the NSNC’s 2005 annual conference, I took a short break. A four-day conference that felt like a month took two months to get over. Then it was back to school – literally. After 10 years…