Kristi Martin
Kristi Martin
When I was in high school, I swore I would never work at a newspaper. They were boring in comparison to my goal of being a writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.

But as my dad Art Martin always says, “Don’t say you ain’t; say you’d rather not.” Looking back, that was the first time I realized the truth to Daddy’s advice, which would later become topics for dozens of columns I would write.

On June 1, 2000, at the tender age of 19, I walked into the Minden Press-Herald newsroom,

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