This is it—no more giant newspaper inserts for me that seem to take on a life of their own. What began as a simple insert with a reasonable deadline and approximately 13 stories just divebombed into more than 25 at the 11th hour. Give me a break! Yesterday I wrote 13 stories and now I have to write at least another 13 in the next two weeks–and all would be well except that people are so terrible about getting back to me. You would think they could either answer a simple phone call or return an email, but people are too busy for even that, these days.
So, HJB, I love you, but no more massive projects, no matter how much you butter me up—be of good cheer