The week of my 64th birthday began with an email from Ben, my editor.
“This is too good,” read the subject line.
No one recognizes a story pitch faster than a former editor.
I braced myself.
“There's a new sitcom about a veteran, decorated journalist managing a bunch of millennial reporters…. Would you take a look and let me know if you'd be willing to write something instructive?”
A veteran journalist managing millennials. Hmm, I wondered: Which point of view was I expected to represent?