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“30”: The End of the Story–And The Beginning of Mine, 30 Years Ago

“30” is the journalistic symbol for the end of a story. Today, though, it represents the beginning: it was June 27, 1984, 30 years ago today, when the first story I ever wrote for pay (a whopping $15) appeared in a newspaper. My hometown weekly, the Marshfield (Mass.) Mariner, published a feature story that I […]