One of the benefits of working at a newspaper is getting to meet people from all walks of life.
On two different occasions the past week, I was stopped entering an establishment.
In the 1979 movie The Jerk, Steve Martin’s character, Navin R. Johnson sees his name in a newly-delivered phone book and tells his boss, “Page 73 — Johnson, Navin R.!
Uncle Mort, staring down the barrel at his 104th birthday on July 4, lives in utter fascination of the moment — whatever he’s doing, wherever he is.
Personal experiences have taught me to overlook “conventional wisdom,” malicious gossip or just plain stupid, misguided opinions about individuals.