LA MANZANILLA, Jalisco, Mexico - This website has been dormant for a long time, while I have been busy writing for money for news companies, including Reuters. I covered a federal terrorism trial for them and learned that daily wire service copy is hard duty. I knew it when I took the job but forgot about having to run for elevators and rude FBI agents who would just as soon push you down a flight of stairs as say hello.
But I believe the website will be revived this spring when I teach magazine writing again at my university and for sure when I finally leave the employ of the university. I hope to make this website part and parcel of that class. Watch for some interesting postings.
Right here in Mexico, I find that my desire to hit this keyboard - and write all kinds of stories and articles and ??? is high.
Here's palapa where I am writing from right now, during the day.
Palapa in La Manzanilla
In the brief time I have been here (less than a week) I have written an article for a boating magazine, six stories about education and have several query letters ready to go out to magazines for stories I would like to write in the spring, when (alas), I will not be in Mexico but back in Sacramento.
All of these stories, of course, are for money.
More on all that later.
Dan Harp, SWCS Class of 1964 passes away
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