Getting Still

by Pamela K. Johnson
In Spring 2021 I was going through a bad break up. I’d fallen in love with journalism in college and, after many happy decades together, we faced a turning point.
We’d had a great run through the New York magazine scene in the 80s, 90s and early oughts. An array of trips, concerts, and glamorous parties took my mind off of how little publishing actually paid. But as the perks began to disappear—along with print publications—journalism and I stood on the brink of divorce.