Michael J. Fitzgerald has been a journalist for 40 years, working as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and web publications. In 2014 he published the novel, "The Fracking War." In 2015, he published his second novel, "Fracking Justice." He writes or contributes to five blogs. He and his wife Sylvia Fox are the owners and principal partners in *subject2change Media, a multi-media firm involved in print, video and broadcast. He writes a weekly column, "Write On" for the daily 'Finger Lakes Times' newspaper in Geneva, NY. He was a journalism professor at CSU Sacramento from 1986 to 2011 teaching Newswriting, Column Writing and Magazine Writing.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - Ok, so maybe supergranddaughter Samantha is not reading a biography of Albert Einstein, it's a bio of Margaret Thatcher. Samantha is more likely to go into politics than science anyway - she has a way with words.
This photo, from her visit several nights ago, is a classic pose for the little book lover who reads way beyond her seven years and even occasionally reads this blog.
She will be tickled to see her picture here again. A few weeks ago, during The Great Pond Debacle (in which I sacrificed a half dozen fish), she was featured as we released the poor piscines into the water, only to have them go belly up within an hour.
Perhaps we need to drain that little pond, clean out the probably toxic debris, and then introduce some fresh water and a new colony of fish.
In the meantime, I'll see what Samanatha thinks about the Life of Margaret Thatcher when I see her next.