Editor’s Notebook: 2/18/13


Jeff Genung
• Cold enough for ya? Considering my car wouldn’t start this morning, and it’s a Monday, and it’s Presidents’ Day, and we seem to be the only ones in the free world working today … yes, yes it’s cold enough.
• Note to self: Great to have a garage. Better to have a garage with an actual door. Put that on the To Do list.
• While my trusty newsroom staff knows full well that I loathe the phrase “raising awareness” (we’re aware already, we’re aware!), that’s pretty much the only way to describe Saturday’s event held for Jennifer Ramsaran, the New Berlin wife and mother who’s been missing since December. It wasn’t a search (someone tried to organize a civilian search, but later called it off) and it certainly wasn’t a memorial (God willing, she’s not dead), so Saturday’s “Shining Hope” event at St. Bart’s in Norwich was just that – an awareness raiser. That’s really all you can do at this point – keep circulating her picture, keep the word out there. Someone, somewhere, knows what happened to this poor woman. For the sake of her family, and the community, let’s all pray for a resolution soon.
• Published a picture on Facebook today of the weekend crowd supporting Norwich in its failed basketball title bid against Maine-Endwell. Is it just me, or does anyone else find those giant cut-out heads disconcerting?
• So it’s a national “holiday,” my car won’t start, I’m working on getting a cold, and they killed Matthew off on “Downton Abbey” last night. Sounds like I should call it a day.

• Cold enough for ya? Considering my car wouldn’t start this morning, and it’s a Monday, and it’s Presidents’ Day, and we seem to be the only ones in the free world working today … yes, yes it’s cold enough.

• Note to self: Great to have a garage. Better to have a garage with an actual door. Put that on the To Do list.

• While my trusty newsroom staff knows full well that I loathe the phrase “raising awareness” (we’re aware already, we’re aware!), that’s pretty much the only way to describe Saturday’s event held for Jennifer Ramsaran, the New Berlin wife and mother who’s been missing since December. It wasn’t a search (someone tried to organize a civilian search, but later called it off) and it certainly wasn’t a memorial (God willing, she’s not dead), so Saturday’s “Shining Hope” event at St. Bart’s in Norwich was just that – an awareness raiser. That’s really all you can do at this point – keep circulating her picture, keep the word out there. Someone, somewhere, knows what happened to this poor woman. For the sake of her family, and the community, let’s all pray for a resolution soon.

• Published a picture on Facebook today of the weekend crowd supporting Norwich in its failed basketball title bid against Maine-Endwell. Is it just me, or does anyone else find those giant cut-out heads disconcerting?

• So it’s a national “holiday,” my car won’t start, I’m working on getting a cold, and they killed Matthew off on “Downton Abbey” last night. Sounds like I should call it a day.