I begin this Sunday as I begin every Sunday: I read Sunday newspapers. I have read the Sunday Chicago Tribune religiously every week for more than sixty years. Even when I had to be out of state on Sunday (during military service or attending sf cons) I have been able to buy the Sunday Tribune or have it delivered. Sometimes I would read last Sunday’s Trib a week or month late. Sometimes time or tides forced me to read Sunday editions during the week or in the middle of the night. But Sundays have always been for reading Sunday newspapers, and I continue the tradition my father taught me. My father learned to read English from newspapers and so did I.

I majored in print journalism at the University of Illinois and minored in journalism at Loyola University. I studied military journalism at Fort Benjamin Harrison. I worked for a…

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