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Friday, May 06, 2016
Opinion

Jim Beamguard

Job: Editorial writer Age: 60 Years working for Tampa Tribune: 32 Education: Davidson College, B.A., emphasis on politics and economics
Married: To Julie for 36 years Children: Matt and Andrew, both over 21 Year moved to Tampa: 1976, from North Carolina. Why a journalist? Look forward to every newspaper day being different Most dangerous story: Visiting a guerrilla leader in Angola during civil war Best part of job: Learning interesting things from interesting people Worst part of job: Getting here from Brandon Favorite hobbies: Flying a small airplane. Taking photographs. Playing golf. Fixing things at home Favorite ways to waste time: Chess, Facebook, guitar Retirement ambition: To become less inept at my hobbies; to write something long Favorite editorials: Ones that say something new Military experience: Army Reserve captain, infantry
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