Papa's Got a Brand New Blog
Everything old is new again. At least in terms of what has become my hometown beat – again. I just clicked "publish" on a post for the River Town Report, my new blog at my first affiliation, the venerable Petaluma Argus-Courier. My how "journalism" has changed in the 20 years since I went pro in the 90s. First off, clicking anything besides a ballpoint pen – let alone publish – was unheard of in our pre-Internet newsroom. Moreover, Eli Lucas, the "one-man disco comet" (pictured) and subject of my post, wouldn't have rated coverage back then due to his revealing unitard (I once got chided for running the word "taint"). Change is good, taint it?
Taking the gig has led to many "life imitating art" moments for me, having written the definitive sci-fi crime novel on covering small town shenanigans in the Digital Age. If I knew I was going to be living my own fiction I'd've written myself a better rate. Anyway, I'll be posting twice weekly because once is never enough.