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Do you read the footnotes?

Published 8:44pm Friday, December 9, 2011

It seems like there are two kinds of people in the world: those who read the footnotes and those who pass them by.

Those notated gems often seem like unnecessary reading when you’re young: something else to distract you. Somewhere along the way, though, you might have noticed that those footnotes offer something more: nuances and insight, a little extra to help you understand or ponder what you’re reading.

Life’s like that, as well. We focus intently on the task at hand and sometimes we overlook the footnotes – those little moments  or insights that are all around us, whether frivolous or practical, funny or poignant, irreverent or thoughtful. Sometimes we gloss over them; but sometimes, those moments resonate deep within and add perspective to our everyday lives.

So join me and we explore the Footnotes.

 

Footnotes

by Stacy Graning

Odds and ends from the life of a newspaper publisher. Have an idea or comment you’d like to share? Email me at stacy.graning@troymessenger.com

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