Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday random thoughts...

• A very fond farewell: To Tracy Press reporter Danielle MacMurchy, whose final day on the job is today. She's leaving the Press to be married to Aaron Nadler, and the couple will move to Las Vegas after their June 28 nupitals. I'll miss Danielle's knack for breathing life into personal, intimate stories and her steady hand in guiding the Our Town section. Three cheers for (not-for-long) Miss MacMurchy!

• Workaholics Annonymous, you are America: More workers are being robbed of time off. And people wonder why the American family unit is breaking down?

• A burned-out living corpse in a cubicle generally isn't as productive as a well-rested human:
Those too shortsighted to take or allow others time off are killing productivity in the long run and wreaking serious havoc on their lives and families. Whatever happened to balance?

• Welcome to the new media:
My dad works about half a mile from where a fire ravaged a Stockton neighborhood Tuesday. Did he find out from the smoke or sirens? No. He found out from my mother. Who works in Manteca. She found out from my sister. Who lives in Los Angeles.

• I don't care what NBA Commissioner
David Stern says, the Sacramento Kings were screwed, and we didn't need an ex-referee scumbag to tell us: Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals.

• And if you didn't believe us:
It's not just a big fire season for the Central Valley. Check out this recent feed from Santa Cruz County.


Danielle said...

Thanks, Jon!
I'll miss you like the Las Vegas desert misses the rain.

Mike McLellan, D. Min. said...

Danielle made a big contribution to the Tracy Press and to the community. Plus, she is a truly nice human being. Aaron is a fortunate man. Good luck to them both.