It’s Christmas at Guideposts

I got a laugh from Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan’s “editor’s note” in the most recent Guideposts magazine.

Guideposts, the “inspirational” Christian publishing company started by Norman Vincent Peale, is headquartered in Carmel.

Grinnan writes: “If it’s August, it’s Christmas. Because of editorial lead times, this is when we start working on our December issue (we usually kick off the production month with a plate of Christmas cookies in the conference room). This year our editorial plate is particularly full. In addition to the usual December issue, we’re putting together a separate holiday edition of Guideposts called The Joys of Christmas 2009, which will be a compendium of your favorite Christmas pieces, plus more of the warm and inspiring stories of the season you’ll love to read and share.”

Makes you want to take out a sweater.

Grinnan signs off with a “Merry Christmas!”

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.