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Tom Hallman Jr.

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I started my career in New York City right out of college. I was hired to work as a copy editor for a series of upscale home-decorating magazines. I had a fancy desk that looked out over the St. Regis Hotel, and I was so impressed with myself that on the masthead I had my name listed as Thomas B. Hallman Jr.

This was back in 1977 — Son of Sam, the Blackout and Reggie Jackson hitting three home runs in the World Series. My first week there, I lost $20 in a three-card Monte scam played by Times Square hustlers.

I lived in an old hotel that was being converted into an apartment building. The place was filled with a strange mix of residents: Young people trying to make it in the city, old people being pushed out of the building by the owner, and
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IMG_0100A week ago today I turned 60.


As expected, I’ve been thinking about the past, the present and the future.


On Saturday morning, I took a phone call from a 21-year-old reporter who wanted advice. From Wisconsin, she’s started work at her first paper after graduating from college. She talked about the kind of stories she wants to pursue, what she wants to work on and the doubts she grapples with. Th...

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