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Week 41, #3

October 5th, 2007 by dk

Saturday is National News Carrier Appreciation Day. Unlike Secretary’s Day and Mother’s Day and Kwanza, this isn’t a day dreamed up by greeting card companies to sell more small tokens of appreciation. It really was dreamed up by newspapers to thank the people who put the news they gather on your doorstep, usually before you wake. Most people believe, without ever thinking it, that anything that happens while they sleep is slightly miraculous. They may not be wrong. Napoleon always attacked at 3 AM because it’s too late for the night people and too early for the morning people. He referred to it as 3 AM courage. News carriers, in my experience, often have that.

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One of these four ideas will be developed into a column on Wednesday to be published in The Register-Guard on Friday. I’m asking you to help me choose between them. Between now and the end of Tuesday, leave comments here or send me an e-mail if you’d rather be more private. Or, at the very least, RATE the idea (and the others) so I know which one people like best. No promises, though. This ain’t American Idol. But I will post an entry on Wednesday to say which one I’m choosing (and probably why.) I plan to do this each week — often by Friday, but always by Monday, so visit often and tell me which idea intrigues you the most. Thanks!

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