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    One of the trickiest things about journalism is the off-the-record conversation.

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  • In Tribute to Jules Field

    There are people you meet in life who make an indelible impression, who change the way you look at yourself and your world. For me, Jules Field was one of those people.

  • Hidden Powers

    Dec. 19, 2007, is a day that will go down in the annals of aquatics history

  • Same Old Story

    The particulars are different, but the story is the same. Manufacturers eager for a sale underplay, or simply don’t comprehend, the inherent dangers of the product they are selling.

  • Fresh Starts

    Ah, the new year. A time when we can all start fresh with resolutions to improve.

  • Who's Got Your Back?

    I make mistakes.

  • Letting Down My Guard

    In my four-plus years as editor, I’ve seen numerous stories about children who drown.

  • Public Watchdogs

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