VOL. 16  NO. 24 -- November 29, 2021

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REFLECTIONS/Jonathan Gramling

Jonathan Gramling

A Funny Thing Happened …

It’s about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night. I’ve written 10 stories I should have written days ago when I had my first press deadline. My eyes and body are saying “Go to sleep.” The fear of missing another press deadline at 6 a.m. is keeping my mind alert. Under the pretext of having some semblance of a weekend, I sit here with a glass of Jack on the Rocks as I write my column. And I had no idea what I was going to write until that second deadline got the creative juices going.

And I thought back to yesterday when I attended the Wisconsin Women of Color Network Holiday Scholarship Fundraiser at the DoubleTree Hotel approximate to the Kohl Center. I have actually been a member of WWOCN for the past 14 years or so. I was introduced to it by Heidi Pascual, The Hues then managing editor and now our webmaster as she is permanently visiting, it seems, The Philippines, the land of her birth.