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John McIntyre
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Editor, writer, blogger, raconteur, would-be flaneur
Editor, writer, blogger, raconteur, would-be flaneur

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I know where I come from
My parents, Raymond and Marian Early McIntyre, spent their entire lives in Fleming County, Kentucky, in Appalachia. They graduated from high school in Elizaville, their twelve grades in the same school I entered, with eight grades in five classrooms. My mot...
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Chicago-bound
A week from today I will be flying to Chicago for the national conference of ACES the Society for Editing (formerly the American Copy Editors Society). The conference is at capacity, with seven hundred editors registered. Among them will be many old friends...
Chicago-bound
Chicago-bound
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Stand with the teachers
West Virginia's 20,000 public school teachers went on a nine-day strike over their pay and faced down the state legislature. Good for them. In my native state, Kentucky, there have been extensive protests over a bill in the legislature that would reduce ben...
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In a technologically advanced workplace
This morning, in my office at Loyola University Maryland, I attempted to print from my desktop computer a handout for my editing class. Though I had done so numerous times this semester, I got an error message. The printer, which is networked did not recogn...
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No home to come home to
This was the year that my sister sold the family farm. My great-great-grandfather, John Early, bought the property
outside Elizaville, Kentucky, in 1862. My great-grandfather, Benjamin Given
Early, built the farmhouse circa 1890. It was the home of my grand...
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In memoriam Mr. Saunders
It is not quite a year since we lost Saunders , the abandoned stray who spotted us as easy marks. Though we took him to a vet for his first shots and were assured of his good health, he developed feline leukemia anyhow and was with us for only two years. I ...
In memoriam Mr. Saunders
In memoriam Mr. Saunders
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A risque story
My late mother, Marian Early McIntyre, was always fond of a mildly improper story. A conversation the other day called called this one, one of her favorites, to mind. It has been a wet spring, delaying planting, and a farmer has been out in his fields from ...
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It was so nice I read it twice
Yesterday I registered disappointment on Facebook and Twitter over a published list of twenty-five supposedly important and essential books that turned out to include Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf  and The Elements of Style . I looked once at a list of a hund...
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Fancy a pint with The Old Editor?
It's mid-August and nothing much is doing. It's too hot and muggy to be outside. So Sunday would be an excellent day to repair to a comfortable bar for a quiet ale with The Old Editor. I plan to be at Ryan's Daughter at Belvedere Square on Sunday, approxima...
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We are cat people
As you may have seen in a previous post, we lost Mr. Saunders to feline leukemia in early December and went into a period of mourning. He was a splendid cat, and we had his company for only two years. As winter wore on, Kathleen found it increasingly bleak ...
We are cat people
We are cat people
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