Adventures in Reporting


“And just like that, she was gone.” – Forrest Gump, 1994.

It’s one of the many classic lines that come from that movie. In this case, he’s talking about ‘Jennie,’ the girl, turned woman that Forrest has been in love with all of his life.

It’s also how I’m feeling about writing at this very moment. I’ve spent my morning fighting off the urge to give up on all four news articles that I’ve been working on since last Tuesday.

But as much as I wanted too, I couldn’t walk away from the task at hand, especially with the deadline being this evening at 5 pm. Aargh, though – as I am frustrated.

Between a state agency threatening to shutdown a small business owner that I jus’ interviewed, to not having the last name of an important person for a story, to others being ‘out of town,’ unable to speak on the phone or provide a quote, to a law enforcement agency telling me to ‘check Facebook,’ because that’s ‘all the information we’ve have released,’ and you get the picture.

“And that’s all I have to say about that.”

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