|Fred Harrigan, Editor, The News and Sentinel, 1969|
I was reminded of this when looking at these photos, taken by my father in 1969, of a newspaper editor in the small New Hampshire town of Colebrook, located just ten miles south of the Canadian border.
To me this editor was intensely familiar - an archetypal New Englander. He was a leader as comfortable with scholarly pursuits as repairing a printing press or tractor.
(And for anyone who assumed that Normal Rockwell "made up" all of his characters and small town living, these photos may help to put some of those thoughts to rest.)
There is a false dichotomy between hands-on (literally) and high-brow (literarily). Thankfully, the Gen Yers and millennials, especially entrepreneurs eschewing cubicles, have more correctly understood these two sides are both necessary for a life of independence, alignment, and control.