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Woodworking: Our profession is no different: Plenty of tall tales to tell

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I suppose every occupation has its reminiscers. Teachers talk about professors they've known (usually absentminded); plumbers have grisly stories about septic tanks; politicians tell of solons of the past who really knew how to turn a phrase.

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I got into journalism late in life, when I was over 40.

Until that time I had admired the famous practitioners, like Addison and Steele, H.L. Mencken, Walter Lippman, Woodward and Bernstein.

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