sajak1.JPGSay hello to Nathan Burchfiel, a staff writer at

What word do you routinely misspell? I have trouble typing (although not spelling) my computer password. I’m not telling you what it is.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Telephone

What time did you get up this morning? What time did my alarm go off? 6:50. What time did I get up? 7:30.

When did you last cry and why? I welled up a bit recently when I saw a picture of a kid receiving the folded flag from his dad’s casket during a military funeral.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Many more than I care to read.

What’s your favorite letter? I try not to play favorites – you know, journalistic ethics. But I do play least favorites, and the winner is definitely “d.” Saying, “No, there’s no ‘d’ at the end of “Burchfiel” gets pretty old.

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