I’m having trouble focusing today. A lot of Daily News staffers have taken well-deserved days off to prepare for tomorrow. Those who are working today were invited by management to bring their kids to spend the day just hanging out and taking part in activities.
A moment ago, as I was part way through that last sentence, one of them came into my office and said, “You used to be president?”
“Well, not exactly,” I replied.
“Did you like being president?” he asked.
“It was pretty good,” I said, deciding to go with the flow.
That, however, was all he wanted to know — he turned on his heels and marched out into the newsroom.
So, here I sit, trying my best to get some meaningful work done but more focused on the end of the day, when there will be a crisp Chardonnay with my name on it, a crackling fire, and family. Not being a man of religion, I nonetheless have enjoyed this Christian celebration my whole life, and continue to do so.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.