Robert Shearon, a longtime journalist, semi-longtime friend, and current social worker, is joining me as a columnist here at Oh, Dougherty (ohdougherty.com). I’ve taken a hiatus from posting columns because of family illnesses, but Robert and I hope to establish a regular routine in the weeks and months to come. From there, we’ll play it by ear.
Subject matter will not be coordinated between us, so we may write about the same subjects from time to time.
We have been friends since 2007. He has been my boss at newspapers and I have been his supervisor at different newspapers. We work well together.
Our interests vary widely, but we get along great. He loves comics and superhero movies and I live and breathe baseball. I know Batman and Superman and might recognize Spider-Man. It’s doubtful that Robert’s interest in baseball extends beyond “three strikes, you’re out” and the World Series is the ultimate annual goal in the major leagues.
We have similar senses of humor and often agree politically, but our columns will be about whatever is on our mind when we’re at the keyboard. We hope you enjoy it. Robert’s first effort is below.