Gene Myers is a New Jersey poet, music journalist and columnist who learned to walk twice. His weekly column is called The Joy of Life.
He was awarded first place in Arts and Entertainment Writing by The New Jersey Press Association.
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On The Joy of Life
‘Fantastic! Please don't let it get around that you write a damn good mom column or I'll be out of a job!’ Columnist, Tracy Beckerman, Lost in Suburbia.
From reader Don Reed
‘Gene Myers' column "Have An Idea?" in the Cliffside Park Citizen was excellent.
"No sentence uttered ever matches the spark of its epiphany."
You'd have to go back to the work of E.B. White (of The New Yorker) to match the creativity Myers displayed, in his persuasive admonition to readers that to remain inspired, you have to remain silent.
From reader Joe Krokus
‘I look forward to reading your articles on a regular basis especially as they pertain to the joys of life and your son Owen. You see, my son is almost one year old. It seems that everything you write abœout touches me personally. Topics I can relate to... I look forward to more of your articles as well as the antics of Owen…’