Someone should tell Nathan he's been replaced

Someone should tell Nathan he's been replaced

I misunderstood.
Thought Editor wanted me to “start a dog.”
“A what?” I asked.
“You know,” Ed said, rolling his eyes as if he thought the question stupid, “a web page with observations about Pike County.”
It wasn’t the first time Ed had given a harebrained assignment. Who am I to question him?
So I went to the only dog I know well enough to ask– Nathan, the hyper family dachshund, and got him started on his writing career.
Anybody can be a writer these days, I groused.
Nathan was resistant at first
He chewed the keyboard, wrote a lot of run on sentences and more than once, went bonkers while on deadline, over a squirrel running through the yard.
Let’s just say Nathan is easily distracted.
But with practice, bacon treats and an occasional scratch behind the ears, he showed promise.
So imagine our dismay when it was clarified—I was actually supposed to “start a blog” about my beat, Pike County.
Who’s going to tell Nathan?

Know what else could be awkward?
Appearing before a judge after publicly working against her in the May primary.
It doesn’t seem to be a problem for Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin and Judge Debi Fisher.
Tonkin endorsed Doug Jacobs for District judge, Fisher’s current seat, in a letter to the editor in a small local news paper a few months ago.
It didn’t take. Fisher trounced Jacobs soundly in the primary.
As top vote getter in both the Republican and Democrat columns, Fischer will keep her seat after the November election.
It could be awkward. But it isn’t.
Tonkin has been in Fischer’s court since the endorsement. The dynamic is strictly business; although it is easy to wonder what these two are thinking when they meet professionally.
Agree or not, you have to respect Tonkin’s bold move. He could have stayed silent, but he took a stand and said what he thought publically.
That’s what we’ll do at “I like Pike,” speak freely, perhaps boldly, about a bushel full of topics originating right here in Pike County Pennsylvania.
Please, join me.

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