From December, 2006. This moody little piece found me tempted to cut and run: Dissolve the company, leave DC, move to the country… I’ve been in cut and run mode for quite some time and never seem to get to the first step. I didn’t post this article because it sucks. But also because, a […]
A classic example of how the articles come together. Email the first paragraph to myself, then pick up whenever I get to where I’m going. This, from April of 06, eventually became Small Nights.
Here’s another draft starring the recurring James character. Lots of these were more just random episodes that I typed out for use in proper articles. A short one, and I have no idea if it found a way into any of the full articles. But tons of these “dialogues” exist in my notes. Some are […]
Here’s a draft of a rant from April of2006. Again, another typical GS article from the period.
The last Oscar Bin Laden article ended with a cliffhanger. I wrote a very rough draft for the next story in March of 2006, which is below. It’s actually the third part of a “trilogy of articles” launched with Today – Silver Spring!. The second part was never written.
Here’s a standard GS rant from March of 2006. I don’t think I ever front paged it… Probably because it’s boring.
I have plenty of quick email notes to myself, often sent as the start of an article which I intended to finish upon arriving at the office, or at home, or whatever. Of course, I rarely did…
From February 2006, here I am wearing a plastic shirt:
From August of 2005, this is part of an article continued from notes written on the Metro. I don’t remember it at all, so I guess it was never published. God knows where those notes are… I have a closet full of pads and little reporter’s notebooks.
Gmail cleanout part six! This article was written on the same day in February, 05, as last week’s post. What I often do is rant in a notebook during my commute, then turn the rant into an article for the front page. Just skimming this, since I can’t be bothered to read it all, it’s […]