We here at the Daily Sam have been advised by our Board of Directors—which consists of anyone who will listen to us for longer than two minutes—to post new editions of the Daily Sam blog on a regularly-scheduled basis. As a result we have decided that going forward the Daily Sam will be published every Monday and Thursday, unless we have a good excuse.
(I like saying “going forward.” Louise Miller, who I worked with at HarperCollins, used to say “going forward” a lot, as in, “Going forward Johnnie and I will drink nothing but the best Scotch.” For some reason over the years I have worked with a lot of Scottish people. When I was putting myself through college I worked in a print shop in Mount Kisco, New York, that was owned by some Scots. When the printers would get into arguments and they would start talking really fast in that thick brogue until I couldn’t understand a word they were saying. At that time I was dating Rosemary Gough, whose parents were Scottish.)
The new Daily Sam schedule does raise a question: why is this blog called the Daily Sam? Why not the Bi-Weekly Sam? There are a couple of reasons. For one thing, we live in San Francisco, and it seems to us that calling something “Bi” anything is just going to bring out everyone’s immature side, as in when we say something is “on Bush Street” and our teenage daughter Laura giggles. The Daily Sam is meant to raise the level of the discussion, not coarsen it. Also, the Bi-Weekly Sam is just not as catchy a name as the Daily Sam. It might work better if our name was Bob: the Bi-Weekly Bob. But that sounds like a hairdo, and anyhow, the Daily Bob sounds better the Bi-weekly Bob. Although the Daily Bob sounds even more like a hairdo.
So we’re sticking with the name. We’re also sticking with the same hard-hitting journalistic style that you’ve come to know and trust. The Daily Sam will continue to tackle the issues. In fact, that’ll be our motto. The Daily Sam: We Tackle the Issues. Who needs the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, or Pizza Today, when you can simply check in with The Daily Sam for the latest in news, news analysis, sports, culture, pork belly futures, and your horoscope? It’s all here, Monday and Thursday—going forward, that is.