NNPA NEWSWIRE — “You know how to ask the right questions,” the late John Murphy, then-assistant managing editor of the Times-Tribune newspaper in Scranton, Pennsylvania, once told me. “You seem to know what to say.” However, if Murphy were alive today, I would tell him that the coronavirus diagnosis that I’ve received has rendered me with not a whole lot to say. I would say to him also that I’m leaning on the encouragement of family, friends, and colleagues – many of them understandably don’t know what to say. Some do.
It is human nature to want to say the right thing at the right time. To utter words that just might help heal.
I recall working at The Times-Tribune newspaper in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the mid-2000s.