Louisville Magazine

JUL 2018

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simplythaiky.com 30 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 7.18 JUST SAYIN' As I approached retirement from this magazine in 2014, my greatest fear was not idleness; it was what to do with the massive amount of stuff — reference books, magazines, manuscripts, maps, oversized envelopes full of notes and research material, mementos (see page 108)— I'd accumulated since signing on here in 1986. Well, what I did, mostly, was nothing. I would continue to write my column and help out with part-time copyediting, which, through the graces of publisher Dan Crutcher, put me and my office into a kind of emeritus limbo for the past four years. Young staffers must have thought: Why the museum? It had to end. For goodness' sake, I'm sure the magazine could have used And Piles to Go Before I Sleep Dumping three decades' worth of "vital" office clutter. By Jack Welch Thank You for voting us a FINALIST for the BEST OLDHAM COUNTY RESTAURANT 3350 Lake Jericho Rd. Smithfield, Ky 40068 (502) 845-4665 SimplyThaiKy.com Middletown 12003 Shelbyville Rd. 690-8344 St. Matthews 323 Wallace Ave. 899-9670 Thanks for voting us a finalist as Best Thai Restaurant! the space before now. But there it is; I learned a couple of weeks ago that — no rush — the office was needed. I knew I had to ignore the "no rush" nicety. Weeding through that much paper on and in dozens of shelves and cubbies for what might provide future reference material versus what was unnecessary and thus tossable couldn't be a take-your- time job. It had to be rigorous or I'd still be weighing the pros and cons of xeroxed documents and outdated almanacs next year. Making a noticeable dent took a full day and a half. Turning the true corner on the task took two more days. So here I sit, my elbows resting on stacks of unculled photocopied info —Louisville's top 10 snowiest months, George Washington's record on slavery, Thoroughbred horse pedigree charts, physician interviews,

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