Ken Burger is a man on the move. He's got a new book out. He's writing a new column. And he's reflecting on his chosen profession. In a touching and insightful article, Burger weighs in on the challenges and rewards of a life in the newspaper business. He's been the Post and Courier's chief sports writer for 21 years. But now he's moving on. His new column, which will run on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, will focus on life in the lowcountry. It debuts Tuesday, January 6th.
Here's a sample:
I could fill this precious space with tales of Super Bowls won and lost, Final Fours, trips to Augusta National, World Series and football memories from Tuscaloosa to Tallahassee.
But those are just the games people play.
The real stories are told in the faces of friends who smile when you walk into a press box, ask about your family, worry about your safety, compliment your work and respect the effort it takes to do it well, day after day, week after week, year after year.
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