September 8th, 2005
Hello, there -- and welcome to my blog!
I am sitting in my feng-shui-deprived cubicle area at KQED, typing at a computer that I don't quite understand (being a Mac guy usually). Adding to the immediacy of the moment, I have KQED's glorious web queen, Colleen Wilson, looking over my shoulder at this very moment. (But I would say only nice things about her even if she weren't here. Really.)
In this space, I'll be keeping you abreast of the various things that are happening to me as I enter this new phase of my life, as a TV-show host. You know, my wife, Sara, is a schoolteacher, and right after I got this job she happened to see a newspaper article with the results of a poll in which people were asked whom they trusted the most. "Teacher" came in first or second. Last: "talk show host." (I'll try to find the actual link when I have the time.)
If the image of my new profession doesn't improve real soon, I may try something more honorable, like politics. But for now, I'm thrilled to be here.
P.S.: Colleen just politely fixed a typo of mine a couple of sentences up. As a former copy editor, I'm mortified.
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