A friend recently sent me this picture from September 1988.....I'm sitting in my college newspaper office, dealing with what was perhaps the most impossible job of my life.
The managing editor shoved our newsroom into a small closet-like space, and moved the business office into the more spacious, main office area. He erected Berlin Wall-sized cubicles supposedly to help protect our privacy.
(Editor's note: Now that I'm a member of the newspaper's board of trustees, I recently helped lead the effort to knock down the cubicles and move the newsroom out of there).
Anyway, during that time, various things helped pull me through....but what served as a spiritual springboard for me - more than anything else - were songs. If it's true that songs serve as the soundtracks of our lives, than none served me better than this one: