It’s a great feeling to know you’re alive

Just had a talk with my boss, Mark Wells, the publisher of Insurance Journal, about a story I’m working on. And, apropos of nothing, he said I was doing a great job. He had read some of my stuff and thought I was doing really good work.

In other good-for-me news, I was awarded an honorable mention in the Felix Morley Journalism Competition, which is certainly better than I thought I’d do. I don’t get any money, but I do get an ego boost. And that must be worth something.

UPDATE: I just got a call from the copy chief at Liberty Suburban Newspapers offering me a copy editing gig there, which of course I can’t take … but it’s nice to be loved.