Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer
As you may recall, since last September I’ve been writing a “View from the USA” column for the UK’s Jewish Chronicle. The latest installment went live on Friday.
With a focus on journalist Andrea Mitchell, it examines a kind of professional malpractice that I see occurring too often. I’d be less exercised if Mitchell—and others—could manage to acknowledge the problem and perhaps even apologize. But that seems to be too much to hope for.
Sometimes, Talkwalker alerts yield some lovely surprises. That’s how I discovered this event.
A couple of notes:
First, if you aren’t familiar with Talkwalker alerts, I recommend them as a (free!) supplement to the more familiar Google alerts that you may already be using. I maintain Talkwalker alerts for my PR clients and recommend that they do the same for themselves.
And second, for anyone who may be interested in discussing “For Services Rendered” or any of the stories in Quiet Americans, I’ve got a webpage for you!
Group Writing Project
But perhaps the most significant writing I did this past week consists of a few phrases printed on a card and mailed out yesterday. I’m not alone in this project. Perhaps you’ll want to join in, too.
I was contacted on Facebook by a teacher from Stoneman Douglas High in Florida. She would love it if her students had letters of support when they return. Please send to:
Stoneman Douglas High School
5901 Pine Island Road
Parkland, Florida 33076
Thank you ❤
— Jude Cazares (@judecazares1) February 18, 2018