It’s always annoying to spend a lot of time researching something and working on it, only to have it appear as a teeny 100 word piece – a definite draw back to working at a short-format publication that has little respect for good storytelling.
That said, yesterday was a good day. A story I’ve been working on for months (literally) finally got published. Originally titled Chlamydia Nation, it’s available on the Features page now. One of the organizations I interviewed – Options for Sexual Health (formerly Planned Parenthood) - actually called me to say how happy they were with the piece and to ask if they could republish it on their website. So that was kind of nice.
In other sex related news, I’ve finally posted last week’s books column on the books page (you’ll see what I mean if you read it), and I’ve thrown a couple of new things onto the Music and Misc. pages too.
The Turin Brakes piece was originally much longer. And the band gave a really great interview. But ads trump editorial, so it had to be cut at the last minute. Sucks. They’re a good band. And they're REALLY nice guys too.
That’s all for now,
P.S. What’s up with the word proactive? Wasn’t the word active enough?