Where I stand, what I believe. A columnist’s disclosure for 2022 | Commentary

Where I stand, what I believe. A columnist’s disclosure for 2022 | Commentary

Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell introduces CBS News journalist and anchor Scott Pelley at Rollins College in Winter Park, Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Pelley was a speak for the Sentinel’s “Unscripted Conversations” series featuring nationally known authors. I think most of us are about as sorry to see this year end as we’d be to see a kidney stone pass. So as we bid adieu to the metaphorical renal blockage that was 2021, let’s kick off the new year in the tradition started by one of my former colleagues, columnist Charley Reese — with an annual disclosure. Charley always believed that if columnists are going to tell you what they think all year long, they should first tell you where they stand. I am a married father of two kids. Both are in college. Neither has the slightest interest in journalism. I can’t blame them. My wife of 25 years is smart, beautiful and somehow still amused when I spill things on my shirt and pants. I often spill things on my shirt and pants. Our only salaries come from our two jobs. I don’t do any outside work. Our only other income comes from our starter home in Seminole County, which we now rent out. We also own the home we live in, just north of downtown Orlando. We live on a cul de sac where my neighbors drag out a net to play pickleball every Friday afternoon. The whole thing originally struck me as a rather silly […]

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