About

jack_jk_memorial_300pFrom a Pawned Smith Corona springs from the mind, or at least what’s left of it, of Jack Croft. The title is inspired by a line from Warren Zevon’s Carmelita. In a career spanning four decades, Jack has worked as an award-winning reporter and editor at newspapers from Delaware to Nebraska, and from Connecticut to Florida; as a writer and editor for Rodale Press and other book publishers; as editorial director for a decade at Lehigh University; and currently as editorial manager for SCP, a socially responsible communications firm in Wayne, Pa. He also does freelance writing and editing. For more, see Jack’s bio on the SCP site.

As the subtitle says, this blog shares Jack’s musings on music, politics, writing, and sports–all of which have been lifelong passions that often intertwine. The opinions expressed on this blog are Jack’s and his alone. As if anyone else would want to claim credit for them …