Article by Marty Rush
Mountain Life – December 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine
ON AUG.16, 2004, I quit my job in the communications department of a large HMO in Denver. A growing dissatisfaction with my life as a corporate mouthpiece had reached critical mass. I was horrified by what I’d become: a suburban commuter who sat in a cubicle all day, cranking out the party line. As editor of the employee newsletter, I informed the Organization’s local staff and physicians about company initiatives and policies, reflecting the ideology of the Head Office in California and regional executives down the hall. I was good at my job. I reduced complex ideas to succinct paragraphs and used clever headlines, quotes and graphics to edify my readers even as they were propagandized, producing a punchy, two-page newsletter each week, one that flattered the right power groups and furthered Leadership’s objectives.