What is opinion journalism?

Here's what I do for a living

A typewriter.
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Two years ago one of my oldest daughter's friends asked what her father did for a living. "He listens to records in his office," she confidently replied.

This was not quite an exhaustive description of my duties. From her vantage point as a toddler, she could not distinguish between the physical space and the job usually performed in it. She might just as easily have gotten the impression that I am a professional viewer of Skip and Shannon Undisputed.

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