|This column first appeared in January, 2015|
Journalism can be a dangerous field, no doubt. Far too many good men and women have paid dearly to shed light on dangerous situations - especially foreign correspondents. It's not a subject to make light of.
However, I'm the first to admit that here in the breadbasket of the nation, things usually aren't that tough. In four decades in this business I've had exactly three death threats and at least two of those didn't seem too serious. On the other hand, I broke my back once when I was bowling, so you can never be too sure where danger lurks.