A word nerd with a cool day job

Brian Cleary told me about his language-related books for kids (he calls himself a "Word Nerd"), but what really caught my attention was his day job. According to his Facebook page, "For his day job, he serves as a Senior Editor in the Humor Department at American Greetings."

Can you imagine having that as your day job? Someone would ask him, "American Greetings? What department?" And he would reply, "I work in the Humor Department."

A lot of people have to do some bland work to pay the bills, and do the creative stuff on the side, but his life is full of creative pursuits. Plus, his books sell well, so he's experiencing success professionally and through his passion.

He's obviously a smart, creative guy who's getting a lot out of life.

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