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Retiring banker, aspiring novelist, wannabe columnist.

by RedStickWriter on July 3, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The late Lewis Grizzard said he loved his job as a syndicated columnist out of the Atlanta paper. He had to produce a column four days a week. In support of his love, he said he was done and fishin' by nine on some mornings. Evidencing the common fear of writers with deadlines, he said some days were very much not like that. Still, I'd like to try.


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