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Kathryn Maeglin

When Kathryn was a little girl, she wanted to be a nurse. However, she quickly discovered that was not a wise choice, since she couldn’t stand the sight of blood. Next she wanted to be an actress. Unfortunately, her only talent onstage was that she could be heard in the back row.

Finally she decided to become a journalist. Her original goal was to be Jane Pauley’s replacement on the “Today” show. Alas, she didn’t have Jane’s looks, poise, confidence, skill or wisdom. In fact, the only thing they had in common was that they were both corn-fed blondes from the Midwest. In Kathryn’s case, much more corn had been consumed.

So she ended up being a print journalist for 24 years. She worked for daily newspapers in Rock Island, Ill., and Madison, Wis.; for a Chicago-based trade journal that covered the radio and TV industry; and as special projects editor for the Indianapolis Business Journal. She started a couple of special sections for women, one of which won two state awards, while the other won a national award.

She’s happily married to a shrink and has two overfed, underemployed cats.

She loves to hear from readers, so you can e-mail her at kathryn@kathrynmaeglin.com.

You can also read her humorous current-event poems on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Kathryn-Maeglin/191696257511824?ref=hl) and Twitter www.twitter.com/KathrynMaeglin.

Ten percent of Kathryn’s net royalties will be donated to two charities that serve people dealing with cancer: Cancer Support Community and Pink Ribbon Connection.

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