12 Sep '11, 2pm

Odd sounds from the new editor’s office: via @grist

Odd sounds from the new editor’s office: via @grist

When I first hung out my shingle as a freelance writer, I tacked a postcard over my desk. It showed a picture of the earth from space against a black background. The words were a quotation from the pioneering naturalist John Muir: "When we try to pick out something by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." It looked a little cheesy, yet felt pretentious, too, which was a neat trick. Inspirational messages generally make me gag, and I wasn't looking to bolster my sense of cosmic significance. But I liked the substance. The quote reminded me that with every topic I tackled, every assignment I took, every sentence I wrote, my job was to connect things to a bigger picture. So I hitched that postcard to my workspace wherever I went, from an alternative weekly dive in Boston to a big-city daily newsroom in San Francisco to a dotcom web magazine startup a...

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