In journalism bad days are good days
First, I wanted to mention that we've put up a few podcasts of full length interviews that we just don't have time to play in full on the morning show. I enjoy long conversations so quite often I'll sit down with an author or newsmaker for ten minutes or a half hour. The full length versions can be found in the daily podcast and are sometimes put up as stand alone podcasts as well.
Two of note: Canadian thriller writer Linwood Barclay talks about how he became a world famous novelist in just the last four years. He also explains why he has a small city in his basement.
And our labour debate debate/discussion about unions featuring Andrew Coyne and Jim Stanford of the new Unifor union has sparked some pretty intense feedback by e-mail and on Twitter. You can find both just below my blog entries.
So, here we are September 11th twelve years later and once again the weather is glorious and the fall light takes us back to a day that featured about six hours of pure chaos. From the moment that second plane glided through the air and punched into the second tour the world changed. Memories of that day are very personal. Everyone remembers where they were. Thousands lost a friend or relative.
As you probably know September 11th was a day that changed my entire career. One day I'll write the full story but I have never been able to reconcile my "adventures" with the reality of how deeply terrifying that day was for all of us. It transformed me from "the entertainment guy" into a reporter again after about eight years off the beat. That's the problem with being a reporter/journalist. Other people's worst days are your best. Just look at the lives of Hemmingway, Christopher Hitchens and Christiane Amanpour who made/make their living rushing from war to famine to revolution and revolt.
Facebook seems to full of profound thoughts and sentiments today. I don't really have anything to add. You can observe this anniversary in your own way and with your own thoughts. I don't know that anyone needs any guidance from anyone else.
Facebook seems to full of profound thoughts and sentiments today. I don't really have anything to add. You can observe this annibersary in your own way and with your own thoughts. I don't know that anyone needs any guidance from anyone else.