In another century I worked on the editorial side of a publishing house. This was in the days when the men wore ties and jackets and the women wore skirts five days a week. Except for one hot shot young editor who almost always wore blue jeans. It was a great group of people to be with each day. They were young, smart and funny. The editors could easily have gone to any publisher they wanted with their abilities. I was very lucky to work with them.

Our managing editor focused on keeping up with his outside writers and in-house editors. He was so deeply involved with them that within five…