The Springfield News-Leader has a metro columnist now. His debut is entitled “Springfield as good a place as any“. Highlights:
Springfield, in my estimation, is as good a place as any. It’s got its own drama and history. It has highlights and faults.
It has culture and religion and art. And, if you’d prefer to avoid a 15-hour flight for comparisons, you can just take my word for it.
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I’m not saying I’ll never leave Springfield, but it’s got enough to continue my curiosity, for awhile.
This piece, by way of introduction, is to explain what I’m doing as the News-Leader’s metro columnist.
I am pretty sure he’s serious.
The newspaper, meanwhile, is almost to the point of its distributors taping it to rocks and throwing it through living room windows.