About Veteranscribe and His Blog

For both my vocation and my avocation, I write.

In my work as a public relations consultant, I write and edit all manner of business communications. I also provide editorial advice and services to individuals, in both their business and their personal writing endeavors. Drop an email to TJBurkeAssocs@aol.com if you could use my help.

As a freelance writer, I frequently do feature stories and personal profiles. I like to talk to people of all ages and in all lines of work. There’s something to admire, something that simply should be told, about almost everyone. I’ve also been writing about sports and its people for more than 40 years.

Modeling a Super Bowl III Ring

In several past lives and jobs – as a banker, educational fund raiser, auto industry production analyst, high-tech marketer – I was invariably the one who was asked to “write this up” or “put it into plain English.”

I guess I was pretty good at it.  I love and respect words.  I strive to use words and language wisely and well, and to help others do so. It can be hard.  But it’s worth it.

Even in this era of instant, online communication, words are our most powerful weapon and sharpest tool. If we write and speak simply and clearly, we’re on the way to success and prosperity. But if we use words poorly or carelessly, we place ourselves and our work at a tremendous and needless disadvantage.

When I’m “off the clock,” I like to blog about interesting things I’ve learned through reading or talking to others. If it’s cool, I can’t resist the urge to share it with readers. From time to time – and this is more difficult –  I also try to convey my thoughts and feelings about the big issues: friendship, love, beauty, nature, loyalty, good and evil.

Thank you for coming to my blog. I invite you to come back often. Please feel free to respond and comment.

Tom Burke

P.S.  No, I didn’t play for Namath’s Jets in Super Bowl III.

5 Responses to “About Veteranscribe and His Blog”

  1. Jim Reid Says:

    Hello, my friend. I enjoyed your remarks to the B.C. Hockey Eagles -well done! Classy and Classic!
    Re: people and their stories (above), I recall my brother John, long ago recommended a book to me called “Write Your Own Epitaph”, and lately I have developed the habit of reading the longest obituaries in the paper. I find lives full of accomplishments very interesting – and daunting. I should have started sooner.

  2. Frances S. Della Penna (Mrs. Tom) Says:

    Tom- Just finished Tales From the BC Hockey Locker Room. Loved it. You and Reid fleshed out people and events that I only heard about through the years of listening to my Tom, and eventually the 2 sons who also were Eagles, and attending games along the way. Thanks!

  3. rcjmj333 Says:

    Can you post your eulogy and jimmy’s letter?

  4. tommurraytoday Says:

    Hey Tom: I’m now following!!

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