Sunday, March 22, 2009

And the Award Goes to...

This week's big news is that Peg was chosen as a finalist for a National Magazine Award (the magazine industry's Oscar) for a fantastic expose she wrote on hysterectomies for More magazine. This is a really big deal. Peg's thrilled just to be in the running; I'm thrilled because I think she has a really good shot...and because now she's got a reason to splurge on new clothes. Whether or not she wins (the ceremony is on April 30), the industry she's worked in for two decades has publicly acknowledged her talent.

Once again, proof that recognition and achievement are things of the future, not just the past. If you've walked away with a statue, tiara or any other prize for your talent lately, don't be shy. Share the good news with us.

Meanwhile, fingers crossed for Peg.

6 comments:

Paula Span said...

Madly cheering Peg from here.

Pat Berry said...

The fun part (in addition to knowing a dear friend is receiving well-deserved accolades for her work) is having watched Peg in the midst of writing the piece, following the threads, developing the thesis.... It's an amazing achievement -- a nomination for the Oscar of magazine writing -- which began as an idea. Peg is an inspiration!!

Now: Fingers, knees, toes, and eyes crossed for the opening of the envelope on April 30!!!

gb said...

Yeah...it's like living through a friend's pregnancy and then holding her beautiful baby...without enduring any of the pain and hard work that went along with it!

jill said...

go, Peg!!!!!!!!!!!!

jill said...

here, btw, is a link to peg's article:
http://www.aagl.org/images/file/More%20Magazine.pdf

Peg said...

ohmygosh! Thanks ladies. And you are all proof that amazing friends can be made at any time in life...I'm so lucky.