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Preparing for Prom

Preparing for Prom

Have you ever experienced the excitement of a first date that was going so well that even before it was over, you were looking forward to a second date? I can recall two occasions in my personal life, both long ago. And in my professional life, I have had five such “dates” in the past 4 years. One of these “dates” was a lunch meeting at Old Mill Tasty Shop that Larry, an underwriting representative with KMUW, our local NPR member station, arranged with the then recently hired director of development, Denise. Before going any further, I should be very clear …

 

What can a Historian add to everyday life?

What can a Historian add to everyday life?

I often get quizzical looks when people find out I hold a liberal arts degree in history, but work in the public relations field. I just figure they never really enjoyed history or don’t see it as the tool that it is. Most people think history is written in books and shelved in the stacks of libraries. What they miss is the everyday history in front of them. I have always looked at history as a study of scientific process. There are certain steps to accomplish when reporting on history. Many a historian has specialized or obsessed on periods and items …

 
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