As a reformed English major (she wised up and got a second bachelor's degree in something remotely usable), Laurie leans toward literary talent. With literary talent in such high demand -- get the sarcasm? -- she has been drawn, as so many of us are, into the murky world of journalism.
Hunter Thompson obscenely dismissed journalism as "a haven for ...offs and misfits."
I have been both. And anyone creative falls into the latter category, despite their work ethic.
But I digress.
Having suddenly picked up a couple of gigs with the local paper again, I had a call out to a source for some information. I'd requested an email, but they called the house instead. What does Laurie do? Not only take the call, but ask follow-up questions.
Damn, she's good.
Guess I owe her a cut now.