Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

17 Dec 2001, 12:45 p.m.

My dad shanghaied me into serving as Youth Editor for…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

My dad shanghaied me into serving as Youth Editor for this year's Kannada Koota magazine. (My parents hail from Karnataka, a state in southern India, where the native language is Kannada and the people are Kannadigas. Kannadigas in the United States have formed various local Kannada organizations, often called "[Area] Kannada Koota.")

Last night my dad asked me to edit the last few submissions, the ones that had come in just under the wire, and to write up a little editorial introducing the section. I whipped something up and edited it with some suggestions from Leonard. My parents and Leonard loved it, to my surprise, so you might too.